Soy Chicano Forums

Go Back   Soy Chicano Forums > Entertainment > Books

Books Discuss here about your favorite reads.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #26  
Old 09-16-2004
Preciousmuneca616 Preciousmuneca616 is offline
Fresh Meat!
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1
Default

a child called it is such a good book it is really sad too. It made me cry
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-16-2004
Volkito Volkito is offline
Mocoso
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Planet Earth!
Posts: 283
Default

...how about everybody who nominates a book says a bit about it and/or why he wants it to be read and we put a deadline for nominations?
Then we make a list of all nominations and the voting begins?

I think that would make things easier...

Just my 2cents...
__________________
\"Work like you don\'t need money, Love like you have never been hurt, and Dance like no one\'s watching.\"
-- ...if you want to

\"Saving love doesn\'t bring any interest.\"-- Mae West

\"A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.\"
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-16-2004
Celestino Celestino is offline
Maestro
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Y
Posts: 2,809
Default

i'm with sd i haven't even been able to read the current book i'm half way in "companero " by jorge g. castaneda i would love to do it though....definatly start a summer session for all of us who are buisy during the school year.

i like chicano dan's choice drink cultura....it's an awsome book and it relates to us. i found it very appealing as well as my dad. also i recomend
we will rise by kurly tlapoyawa good book, talks about our history and what not. all the browner then you's probably would like it, but i thought it was informative as long as you don't get stuck in the past by reading it.

and a book i bought but haven't gotten to yet recommended by a former member srchicano - the labyrinth of solitude by octavio paz

but good luck and think about a summer book lub for all us students
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-16-2004
Juarol
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I like the idea ese Suave!!... I vote on "Drink Cultura" Chicanismo book! it sounds interesting.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-16-2004
Moradita Moradita is offline
Travieso
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: ~*~CALIFORNIA~*~
Posts: 445
Default

Funny how I was just thinking about going to Barnes and Noble and finding some good books to read. I have a few hours to myself now that my lil girl started school, I really need something good to read while I wait for her. Drink Cultura sounds like a good one, it has my vote.


By the way, that was a great idea Suave
__________________
\"It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it\"
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-16-2004
SNH's Avatar
SNH SNH is offline
El Jefe de Soy Chicano!
Director
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 6,479
Send a message via AIM to SNH Send a message via Yahoo to SNH
Default

Cool idea! Great idea actually.

On a side note, I moved this topic to the BOOKS forum since the CLUB forum is more for discotec type clubs.
__________________
SoyChicano@Twitter - LasherPhoto@Twitter
LasherPhotography - ClubFlys - MySpace - Facebook
"It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die." Hunter S. Thompson
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 09-16-2004
SuaveHighTimes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sal
Cool idea! Great idea actually.

On a side note, I moved this topic to the BOOKS forum since the CLUB forum is more for discotec type clubs.
Lol, i couldnt find the thread for the life of me. I didnt even notice the "books" section a couple spaces underneath the "clubs", sorry.

But wow, i got any even bigger response then i expected! This is gonna be fun!

So far, "Drink Cultura" is at the top of the charts. If more people express an interest in this book, then so be it!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 09-16-2004
deletedAccount
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I think classics would be take too long to read and not everybody has so much free time.....Short books like Drink Cultura would be just perfect......here's another great book

Chicana Falsa by Michele Serros, its only 10 bucks..its short but sweet, and also cheap
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 09-16-2004
Lowrider56 Lowrider56 is offline
Mocoso
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Califas
Posts: 258
Send a message via AIM to Lowrider56 Send a message via MSN to Lowrider56 Send a message via Yahoo to Lowrider56
Default

I misunderstood the initial post. I immediately assumed it would pertain to chicano/a authors and thought that would be great since it would be a way for some of us to learn more about our culture. Then I read the list of classics and said "Oh S**t! I tried reading some of those books before and fell asleep during the introduction and never went back to them...jeje! I think it is a good idea, and if it happens to be a book a person is not interested in, I suppose they could just wait until the next one, right?
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-16-2004
majik majik is offline
Administrator
Travieso
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 374
Default

i'd be intertested in this book club.

i agree in that, this site being chicano iriented, the book selected should be as well.

for those that think it might not be a good idea to pick not-so-short books...well. how bout picking a few books, maybe 3 or 4 that are selected, and that way each of us can pick which one we'd like to read. Im sure not 100% everybody would be intersted in the one single book selected. Then maybe like a month later, each group from each book can discuss it. heck for those of you who are fast readers and/or ahve more spare time, can even read more than 1 book. In the follwoing cycle, maybe 1 of those books can be re-selected and new ones selected. ........just a thought.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-16-2004
SuaveHighTimes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i guess the only problem with that Majic is perhaps ruining the ending or other parts of the book for those who havent gone on to the next book.

And i like the chicano authors idea too. But we should be open to all literature. One boring classic doesnt speak for all classical books, know what i mean lowrider?

What i plan to do, is keep a note of all books mentioned in this thread. By this time next thursday, i will list the books nominated and we can all vote on what we'd like to read that month.

If the majortiy wishes for Chicano, cool. If a classic is chosen, then so be it. In the meantime, nominate the book of your choice, and we'll eventually see what the majority rules.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-16-2004
SNH's Avatar
SNH SNH is offline
El Jefe de Soy Chicano!
Director
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 6,479
Send a message via AIM to SNH Send a message via Yahoo to SNH
Default

I have added a link on the Navigation Menu for a new section, thanks to SuaveHighTime's idea. It is a basic Content page with some simple information right now. I added a link to purchase the book Drink Cultura from Amazon.com for those who might want to purchase it.

I figure, each time the 'Club' decides to choose a different book, we can easily update the link.

I also linked this thread and SuaveHighTime's profile since he has initiated the idea. If anyone, or SuaveHighTimes, has anything specific to be on the Chicano Book Club page, please let me know.

I understand it has not been fully decided to choose Drink Cultura yet, but I just put the link to that for now until everyone does decide on a book.
__________________
SoyChicano@Twitter - LasherPhoto@Twitter
LasherPhotography - ClubFlys - MySpace - Facebook
"It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die." Hunter S. Thompson
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 09-20-2004
SuaveHighTimes
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

There are only 4 more days for everyone to nominate a book. On Thursday, Sept. 23rd a new thread will be started with the option of selecting a book from a list nominated on this thread.

So please, in order to better enjoy your book club, be sure to nominate a book of your choice. Only thru nominating a book of your choice will there be a possibility of it being chosen.

To nominate your book of interest, simply post to this thread with the title of the book, and its author. If you like, feel free to give a brief description of its contents. You never know, it may spark someones interest and could end up winning!!!

So everyone, start saving your pennies and start paying of those unreturned book fees to the library! you dont want to get left out!
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-20-2004
miguelito21's Avatar
miguelito21 miguelito21 is offline
Maestro
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Posts: 3,249
Default

these are my nominees :

Andre Brink , Looking on darkness , A dry white season and An instant in the wind.

Andre Brink is an Afrikaaner (white south african) and most of his books are about an impossible love story, whether during the apartheid or earlier times like in An instant in the wind (18th century).

Angel M. Garibay K. , La literatura de los Aztecas

This is a compilation of Mexica poems, proverbs and educative speeches.

Carlos Montemayor , La voz profunda.

A compilation of contemporary indigenous litterature ( maya yucateco, tzotzil, tzeltal, tojolabal, zapoteco, mazateco, nahuatl, huichol and totonaco)

Manuel Vazquez Montalban, Marcos, el seņor de los espejos

i didn't read it yet, but i can tell you it's about Marcos and the zapatist movment in Chiapas.

Eduardo Galeano , Las venas abiertas de America Latina

The untold history of the American continent. very informative and well written
__________________
"Advertising has us working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need." - Tyler Durden

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell (copied from the most honorable KA)
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 09-20-2004
miguelito21's Avatar
miguelito21 miguelito21 is offline
Maestro
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Posts: 3,249
Default

However, if i was to pick one from the original list, it would be Hernest Hemingway's Men without Women
__________________
"Advertising has us working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need." - Tyler Durden

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell (copied from the most honorable KA)
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 09-20-2004
oyoque oyoque is offline
Prospect
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: austin tx
Posts: 29
Send a message via AIM to oyoque Send a message via MSN to oyoque Send a message via Yahoo to oyoque
Default great idea

suave this is a grrrrrrrrrreat idea!!!!! i was bored durin the day now that mija started skool this year and now i will have somethin to do durin this time ....i like the idea of chicano author books, but i also love the classics!!!! so whateva yall decide i am down for...count me in baby!!!!
__________________
Be careful what u wish for , cuz it just might come true........trust me i know.

\"How many times have I... or anyone... fallen in love while everyone around us knows itīs inappropriate, and itīs wrong, and itīs not even love? Who are we to say that you are not in love!!!
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 09-20-2004
mariposa's Avatar
mariposa mariposa is offline
you never know...
Veterano
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: no w here ♥
Posts: 11,481
Send a message via AIM to mariposa
Default

I LOOOOOOOVE THIS IDEA
and i think it should be books by chicano authors.
Caramelo is really good.
Drink Cultura is good also.
__________________
Hold the person that you love closely if they're next to you
The one you love, not the person that'll simply have sex with you
Appreciate them to the fullest extent, and then beyond
'Cause you never really know what you got, until it's gone

_ IT
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 09-22-2004
SJ's Avatar
SJ SJ is offline
Site Admin
Presidente
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: L.A.
Posts: 18,476
Send a message via Yahoo to SJ
Default

TTT
(certainly can't let this one die...)


so what's the deal? is this going to happen or what?
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 09-22-2004
la_bonita_16 la_bonita_16 is offline
Estudiante
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Dalton, GA
Posts: 610
Send a message via ICQ to la_bonita_16 Send a message via AIM to la_bonita_16 Send a message via Yahoo to la_bonita_16
Default

I want in! I want in! Can i join? Can I? Can I?

I don't really know any chicano authors or books. So whatever you guys pick is fine with me.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 10-06-2004
LaChavela's Avatar
LaChavela LaChavela is offline
Veterano
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: where flowers grow
Posts: 11,370
Default

So, what happened?

I got the book, are we gonna review it?
__________________
'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand -chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 10-07-2004
megustahoy's Avatar
megustahoy megustahoy is offline
Gunner
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,109
Send a message via AIM to megustahoy Send a message via Yahoo to megustahoy
Default

If it's not too late may I also suggest the best book ever... The Tattooed Soldier by Hecto Tobar it's a great Chicano novel. There's also another book by the author of Drink Cultura called Spilling the Beans it's pretty good.
__________________
"...if justice cannot be made to operate under the worst possible conditions of social hysteria, what does it matter how it operates at other times."--E.L. Docotow
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 10-12-2004
ChicanoDan ChicanoDan is offline
Maestro
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 3,233
Send a message via Yahoo to ChicanoDan
Default

Okay so what's the deal with this anyway?

Do we need to start a new thread to discuss or what???

Suave Que Pues Mr. Book Club Leader.. you're slacking man!!!
__________________
"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”
― Steve Maraboli

"Unless she's being a total twat... Nothing rare or beautiful about that"
― chicanodan
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 10-12-2004
*Mr*Manuel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I started reading Drink Cultura , so far not bad...
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 10-12-2004
LaChavela's Avatar
LaChavela LaChavela is offline
Veterano
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: where flowers grow
Posts: 11,370
Default

I'm still waiting for mine to come in from Amazon
I cant wait
__________________
'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand -chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 10-16-2004
SNH's Avatar
SNH SNH is offline
El Jefe de Soy Chicano!
Director
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 6,479
Send a message via AIM to SNH Send a message via Yahoo to SNH
Default

So what is the deal? Did this get forgotten or is it still a good idea?
__________________
SoyChicano@Twitter - LasherPhoto@Twitter
LasherPhotography - ClubFlys - MySpace - Facebook
"It's a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die." Hunter S. Thompson
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:17 PM.


All the comments are property of their posters. Images, logo, content and design are Đ copyright by SoyChicano.com. All Rights Reserved.