At least, it sure seems that way in the media, but the more I read, the more it's about 50/50 in negative and positive coverage and reactions. This is something I can't understand, because you have to feed the baby when it's hungry, and breastfeeding is one way to do it. In the evolutionary sense, … Continue reading Q#120–Why are a lot of Americans squeamish about moms breast-feeding babies in public?
I've had the "Make America Straight Again" conference notes stuck in my head after seeing some video snippets from day 1 (The Friendly Atheist has the "lowlights"--shudder). This is something that's really bugged me. When I see preachers practically frothing at the mouth about sinners, the gays, feminists, abortion, etc...I have to wonder something. In … Continue reading #098– Do These Anti-Gay Preachers Ever Get Tired of Hating?
My Copy: 9781501124815 (image from bn.com) I spent all yesterday finishing this book and thinking about it. It's not the best non-fiction book I've read, but it had so much that made me think, and made me want to research more. Pure... is self-explanatory. The author uses much of her own experiences to talk about … Continue reading Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women & How I Broke Free, by Linda Kay Klein
My Copy: 9780312868857 (image from aintitcoolnews.com) Just one more day until Halloween...muahahahaha! Another book blogger put this book on my radar with her top 10 scariest books list. I hadn't heard of Hell House, but when I heard Stephen King praise it as the "scariest haunted house novel ever written," then I had to take … Continue reading Hell House, by Richard Matheson
My Copy: 9780451167712 With the fantastic Academy Award-winning movie a pop-culture staple (that I'd seen at least a dozen times), I have to say I'm not terribly surprised that the book was just as good--if not better. I was afraid that reading this would lead me to skipping big chunks of it as scenes from the … Continue reading The Godfather, by Mario Puzo
My Copy 9781580053143 Wow--this month I'm touching on all kinds of subjects and authors I'd never really read about. As far as I know, I'd never read any of Ms. Valenti's other books or her blog. On it's own merits, I'll say The Purity Myth is a rather tough read--emotionally. It's also not a book I … Continue reading The Purity Myth, by Jessica Valenti