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Friday, January 04, 2008

Books list

I've been very lax in our library lists lately! Though we've been actually keeping more of our books longer, therefore not replacing quite so many of them late. Today was an exception - I went a bit overboard on the audio and video. *L*

From our last trip, Eldest is still working on Does God Play Dice, the Mathematics of Chaos and, among the , plus she's got a few tattoo books kicking around. We picked up a stack of photography books for Dh. Of the dvd's, we've renewed one on learning to knit and crochet - Youngest crochets, and Dh has decided to learn how to knit recently. I've finally started reading Heat, How to Stop the Planet from Burning and have Unstoppable Global Warming next on that list.

For today's list, we've got:

HiarTalk; Stylish Braids from African Roots - I spotted this one among a rack of gardening and cooking magazines. My thanks to whoever dumped it there. *L* Youngest's hair is getting so long, and my fingers are itching to play with it. She might even let me do it. *L*

Learn to Knit - a beginners book I picked up for Dh.

Beadwork - a magazine demonstrating a wide variety of techniques. I may need to subscribe to this!

How to Live in the Woods - partly a survival book, it's also for short or long term stays in the wilderness with only some basic equipment.

The Myth of Ability; Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child - I put this one on hold after seeing a recommendation for it in our local hs'ing newsletter. I think it's as much for me as for the kids. *L*

Savoring the Past; The French Kitchen and Table from 1300 to 1789 - personally, I would've preferred an earlier time period, though I still think it'll be a fascinating look at culinary history.

Discarding the Past; Ideas that Seemed Good at the Time... - Eldest picked this one. I just had to giggle at the title! Descriptions of scientific "truths," both ancient and modern. Should be very interesting!

Creating Hysteria; Women and Multiple Personality Disorder - another eclectic choice by Eldest. It's about the scandal during 1985 to 1995, when over 40,000 Americans, mostly women, were diagnosed with MPD.

Evolutionary Wars; A Three-Billion-Year Arms Race, The Battle of Species on Land, at Sea, and in the Air. An evolutionary look at how animals attack and defend.

Fabric of Society; A Century of People and their Clothes, 1770-1870
Costume Reference; History of Men's Costume
Five Centuries of American Costume
(I think those are pretty self explanatory)

Read My Lips; A Cultural History of Lipstick - You know, it's pretty scary to read some of the ingredients lipstick used to include - things like lead and mercury. Ah, the things we do for beauty...

Next, our dvd's. We'll be watching a lot of tv in the next while, if we're going to see all these!

Eldest grabbed Walking with Cavemen (I think we may have already seen that one), Prehistoric Park; Extinction Doesn't Have to be Forever, and Runaway Universe; Beyond the Big Bang - See the Future of the Universe.

I grabbed Rumpole of the Bailey, Season 2, vol. 1. I've never heard of the series before, but it looked interesting. I also got Tsunami; The Wave That Shook the World, and two Brother Cadfael's, The Devil's Novice and Monk's Hood - they're on dvd now! They don't have a lot of extras, but I want to check them out. Oh, and Sky High. Dh recommended that one. We'd already watched it. The girls found it embarrassingly painful. *L*

And finally, the music cd's. Eldest picked something from Black Sabbath (I don't have the case to read off the title). Me... I went all weird on myself.

Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances - Trittico Botticelliano, feat. Jesus Lopez-Cobos Orchestre deChambre do Lausanne

Bach - 3 Sonaten fur Viola da Gamba und Cembalo - Kim Kashkashian (Viola) - Keith Jarrett (Cembalo)

The Renaissance Album (various artists)

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade - Capriccio Espagnol - Orchestre Symphonique do Montreal - Charles Dutoit

Musique do Foire - Fairground Music - Gasparini Organ

Villa-Lobos: Forest of the Amazon - Renee Fleming - Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra - Chorus of the Moscow Physics and Engineering Institution

Night of the Mayas - Music of Silvestre Revueltas

and finally, Brahms - Stravinsky - Violin Concertos - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Hilary Hahn.

That's a lot of music to listen to! :-D


Jessica said...

Those lists made me want to a)re-do my won book and music shelves and b)invite myself over for dinner and conversation. *g*

Kunoichi said...

*L* Thanks!

Dinner and conversation is always a good thing. :-D