4 Followers
24 Following
auntieannie

auntieannie

Currently reading

Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Volkswagen Blues

Volkswagen Blues - Jacques Poulin, Sheila Fischman Quirky, quiet, off-beat. Not for everyone, but I liked it a lot. A Canadian take on American history and geography. And a look at a kind of drifting lifestyle. Interesting. "What do you think of Chicago?" he asked. "She's been a wicked city in her time, but . . .""Wicked?" asked La Grande Sauterelle."I mean rough. Now the violence is still here but it's mixed in with business and culture. This is the city that gave birth to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Zenith TVs, Wrigley's gum, Quaker Oats, and McDonald's hamburgers. But take a walk downtown and there are sculptures and paintings by Picasso and Calder and Chagall .. Strange city ... I don't know if I like her or not. But I think she's in my blood."There was a moment's silence, then the girl said, "We like Chicago very much. She's a beautiful city." p.77The story of Starved Rock"The route taken by these wagon trains was called the Oregon Trail, and one of the starting points was St. Louis; in fact, the metal arch testified to the fact that in the mid-19th century, the city had been the Gateway to the West." p.88