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I have read so many of the other posts and there is a lot of great books to read... but are there any in particular that you would reccomend???
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Fair and Tender Ladies
by Lee Smith

Its a great woman's book - and makes you appreciate what the choices you have.

Bury Me Standing: the Gypsies and their Journey
by Isabel Fonseca

Gypsies are so mysterious and their history is also. This book let me see a people so different than others and so misunderstood that they are feared and held in contempt by most everyone. But even so, they hold onto their traditions and their way of life.

There are many more books to discover

Lakota Woman
by Mary Crow Dog

Very good book about Mary who in 1973 gave birth to her first son during the the 71-day siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. She was married to Leonard Crow Dog, medicine man and spiritual leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM).
I really love this book - she is an example to women everywhere who strive to survive, no matter what befalls.
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There two great reading lists on the sites within my siggy.
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I have read so many of the other posts and there is a lot of great books to read... but are there any in particular that you would reccomend???
On what subject??? There alot of different books on different things posted here. EHP
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chavela... that last book sounds cool. i m gonna have to pick that up...
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A good novel I recommend:

"A Prayer for Owen Meany"


by John Irving
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well, it depens on what type of book you would like...i like to read a lot of literature....so along those lines

like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel is a good book.
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Swift as desire- Laura esquivel
Frida-Biography
Raising Raul-Maria Hinojosa

Ill add more later, I cant remember all the titles and authors.

oh yeah The tortilla curtain- T.C. Boyles
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The Sleeping Giant Awakens!
Treaty of Hidalgo.
Read this Document my Fellow Chicanos. This Document is Full of Lies. Learn the Truth, how they took Our Land and Our Identiy.

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CHOKE, HAUNTED, or Fight Club from Chuck P...
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Lakota Woman
by Mary Crow Dog

Very good book about Mary who in 1973 gave birth to her first son during the the 71-day siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. She was married to Leonard Crow Dog, medicine man and spiritual leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM).
I really love this book - she is an example to women everywhere who strive to survive, no matter what befalls.
People recommned me that book, but everyone who has it is busy with it.
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Tao Te Ching- Lao Tzu
Rumi poetry - any book..Coleman Barks translations
15 Poets of the Aztec World -Leon-Portilla or any of his books for that matter
The 4 Agreements
Mastery of Love
The Voice of Knowledge
- all 3 byDon Miguel Ruiz
Autobiography of Malcolm X -
Alex Haley (a must read for anyone)

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this is a good list:

http://www.chicanoforums.com/forums/...02&#entry23802
sorry for having to link but to long/tidious to conense!
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Reading Haunted....Some of the stories are great...Some just OK...

The swimming pool pump story made me feel like puking.
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another good book is the justice of roosting chickens or something like that by ward churchill... it has a very detailed list of u.s. military operations (injustices/violations/attacks) throughout the world and within "their" borders
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Revolt of the Cockroach People is great i want to read "autobiography of a brown buffalo" by that guy (oscar zeta acosta) next
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Reading Haunted....Some of the stories are great...Some just OK...

The swimming pool pump story made me feel like puking.

Sweeeet... yea i know what you mean, Gutz was a very disturbing chapter lol and he hits you with it right off the jump. And some of the stories are pretty slow but wait till you get toward the end, those stories are the best ones.

the last few stories i went back and read a couple times theyre so good - you'll see what i mean.
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THE ZAHIR by Paulo Coelho
ive read this book 2 times! i love this book and im not the type of person that likes to read.
this book is about obsession.
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i need to read more....

lol the lasts book i read were pretty good

kira-kira and the catcher in the rye

they are juvenile literature...
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I just finished reading some books by George R. R Martin
His books are in the genre - fantasy.

A Song of Ice and Fire:
A Game of Thrones, Bantam Books, 1996
A Clash of Kings, Bantam Books, 1999
A Storm of Swords, Bantam Books, 2000
A Feast for Crows, Bantam Books, 2005
A Dance with Dragons, forthcoming
The Winds of Winter, forthcoming
A Dream of Spring, forthcoming

I cannot wait until the last three books are written and in print - they really held my attention. This guy wrote several Twilight Zone episodes and other screenplays for other egdy movies.

I'd recommend them for anyone who likes the medieval times, with dragons, castles and war.
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15 Poets of the Aztec World -Leon-Portilla or any of his books for that matter
I was talking to David Vasquez last year about 15 Poets of the Aztec World bc a lot of poems, I'm wondering how they got their translation bc the original Nahuatl makes no sense. He agrees. We're assuming the priests got lazy when they were writing it. LOL.

I love the biography of the poets in the book though.

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Revolt of the Cockroach People is great i want to read "autobiography of a brown buffalo" by that guy (oscar zeta acosta) next
Autobiography of the Brown Buffalo is ok. Not as good as its sequel He goes into a lot of flash backs which I like.
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the huey p newton biography by david hilliard is a good book...

i think it s called HUEY

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Autobiography of the Brown Buffalo is ok. Not as good as its sequel He goes into a lot of flash backs which I like.
have u read the book called Oscar "Zeta" Acosta- The Uncollected Works compiled by Ilan Stavans?

it s pretty interesting b/c it has these weird ass stories that zeta wrote... i think u d like it... it has this weird outer limits/twilight zone-ish kinda story he wrote in it.
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I was talking to David Vasquez last year about 15 Poets of the Aztec World bc a lot of poems, I'm wondering how they got their translation bc the original Nahuatl makes no sense. He agrees. We're assuming the priests got lazy when they were writing it. LOL.

I love the biography of the poets in the book though.
I don't understand. What do you mean the original Nahuatl makes no sense?
It makes sense to me. Portillas translations might not be the greatest butit defintley gets the basic point across IMO.
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have u read the book called Oscar "Zeta" Acosta- The Uncollected Works compiled by Ilan Stavans?

it s pretty interesting b/c it has these weird ass stories that zeta wrote... i think u d like it... it has this weird outer limits/twilight zone-ish kinda story he wrote in it.
Sounds interesting. Would have to read that.

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I don't understand. What do you mean the original Nahuatl makes no sense?
It makes sense to me. Portillas translations might not be the greatest butit defintley gets the basic point across IMO.
Just small things. I don't know where my copy is, but from what I remember is there's a lot of ayo (WTF is that?) and stuff and Portifolio screw ups.
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a Kid Called " It" good book there are 2 other books after this one and this is an actuall true story about the author
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