Book-It

Posted on March 19, 2011

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7: Do you read? If so, what are your three favorite books and why?

Yikes. Picking favorite books is like picking favorite songs, but much harder.  Books have a very special place in my heart. I’ve always had a “collection”, when I was little it was goosebumps and such.  Now it’s queer theories to The Dark Tower (series). When I first moved to Hawaii I planned out how to get my books here, I brought a ton with me and then had my mom ship me boxes of the “essentials”.. a lot are still in California. I read a lot. Lately I’ve been reading more online articles than books.  I’m in the middle of Reflections at Walden, Backlash, and Gender Trouble(I love Judith Butler).

One book that sticks out to me is the Secret.  It literally changed the way I look at things, in a way that made me an active participant instead of a bystander.  For the first time I felt powerful and in control of my thoughts.  This was one of the first steps to me getting out of the fog of depression and taking control of my life, and for that reason it sticks out as a favorite. I could read it a million times and never get sick of it.

2. The Seth Material also gave me spiritual/mental tools i needed to become a more full and healed individual.  Reading that book was like reading my own thoughts and concepts and vague notions mapped out in more detail and in an easily-understandable fashion.  Not all of it, but much of that book rings true for me.  When I read this book I had been heavily invested in finding out what I thought about Life and why we are here and what it all means.  It helped me settle those questions and move on.  I think developing my spiritual self and figuring out how i view life has had a lot to do with my success so far.

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. ~ Democritus

3. Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti.  This book rocked my world.  At a time when I was figuring out there was a lot of patriarchal bullshit (a lot I had participated in) happening in the world this book made it clear exactly how to spot it.  It de-mystified the “f” word (not that I was ever one to be afraid to use it) and made me realize these issues weren’t going to go away unless people did something about it.  It brought Awareness, Anger, and instigated me to Action.  I recommend this book to any young woman.  I still want a shirt that says “I don’t fuck republicans”. And a new copy of this book because I lent mine to someone and never got it back 🙂 No worries – hopefully it’s being passed along.

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30 Day Personal Challenge

1: Name two of the most significant people in your life and explain why.

2: What is your stance on religion? Would you affiliate yourself with any?

3: What band / musician is most important to you?  Explain why.

4: If you could chose a time period to be born at , which one would it be and why?

5: At what age were you the happiest?

6: Name five things from your wishlist.

7: Do you read? If so, what are your three favorite books and why?

8: If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why?

9: How old do you think you act? Explain.

10: If you could only live off of one food and one beverage for the rest of your days, what would they be?

11: What is your favorite quote? How does it relate to your life?

12: What item of clothing do you wear the most?

13: What can you not live without?

14: Name things that you do every day.

15: Who is someone you admire. Why?

16: If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do with your remaining time on earth?

17: What do you want to be when you get older? Why did you choose it?

18: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What would you say to them or ask them?

19: What is your favorite film? Why is it so important to you?

20: Would you consider yourself an optimist or a realist? Why?

21: Do you want children? Why or why not?

22: What subject did / do you exceed in / at school?

23: Are you a fan of art? If so, who is your favorite artist? What artistic movement do you prefer?

24: How attractive do you consider yourself?

25: Would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?

26: Choose two: mentally stable, intelligent, attractive. Explain why you chose those two.

27: Which do you prefer: films or television? Why?

28: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Why or why not?

29: Do you wish for anything at 11:11? If so, what do you wish for? Has anything ever come true?

30: What do you imagine your life like at age fifty?

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