The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Ten

Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier U.S. Prisoner #89673-132 I had heard the story of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian incarcerated for the murder of two FBI agents. I had seen the documentary by Robert Redford, Incident at Oglala, that chronicled that story. I had seen the fictionalized version of the story in the movie, Thunderheart. A little more than … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Ten

The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Nine

The Dark Tower Series by Steven King (Published 1982 to 2004) I breathe a deep sigh as I look at the screen. There’s so much to say about this series which is comprised of seven volumes: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah and The Dark Tower. There’s so much to say … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Nine

10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 9

“Preso Sin Nombre, Celda Sin Numero” (Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number). Jacobo Timerman (recuerdos de mi hermano, Oscar Luis Spraggon) I have close ties to America do Sud, especially in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. I am quite aware also of the hardships that every country on the continent has endured due to outside intervention (which fed the madness of the crazyloucos that … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 9

The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight

The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (Published in 1993) This is the first book of fiction written by a Native American that I ever read and it was a mind-opening experience! I had read about Indians and their (our) history, but reading a collection of short stories set in the present day surprised the daylights out of me. I had … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight