CockamamieAmy

CockamamieAmy

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7 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup and Merch... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm going to leave this right here and suggest that perhaps Victorian lady and her husband move to Portland if they want to live amongst the open-minded. Or perhaps this is where they got their back-to-the-Victorian-era idea in the first place? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_HGqPGp9iY

7 years ago @ The Toast - The Best Comments On T... · 0 replies · +21 points

Huzzah! Meet you in the forest glade at midnight, then.

7 years ago @ The Toast - The Best Comments On T... · 3 replies · +23 points

I'm a (working!) historian-archivist! My undergrad minor was Classics...until I changed it to English Literature. Undergrad major was History and graduate major was Public History. I basically check all but the last two boxes. And as to the very last, I must say that I am not averse to dancing in the light of the moon on occasion. Which is...kind of witchy? Or maybe just appropriating Witch culture? Great. Now I need to give myself a stern talking-to.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

The interview has me very interested. I'll put it on my list and see if he bites. Thank you!

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you for your comments. I am intrigued by what you have to say!

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 3 replies · +1 points

Honestly, I have been at a complete loss, and didn't really know where to begin. I read a lot of nonfiction, academic-type stuff nowadays, and I'm not informed enough about YA fiction, other than whatever is made into movies, tbh.

He is a very precocious fifteen year old, and that can make him an insufferable know-it-all. I just want him to *listen* and to feel like it's ok not to have an opinion on every blessed thing. Or if he *does* have an opinion, that he doesn't have to ram it down your throat to show off his smarts. It's become a bit of a parlor trick with him, I think...to take adults by surprise by showing how much he knows about a subject.

Ok, I think I'm catastrophizing things a bit. He's not like this when he's one-on-one with me, but when he's with his parents or in a social group, he reverts to his insufferable know-it-all persona. Pretty sure it's insecurity, and I want to help him navigate that and come out the other side less insecure and more empathetic and generous.

Anyway, thank you for your suggestions. They are on my list!

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +7 points

Yes! He is making a list of ten books, and I am concomitantly making a list of ten books, and then we will read books from each of our lists. I like the idea of reading his choice first, though. I am trying to put my list together, and knew I could count on my fellow Toasties to help me out.

Good God, if he chooses Atlas Shrugged. But no, I love him, and we all have to make sacrifices to help the next generation along. I will just close my eyes and Think of England whilst listening to the audio book.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +1 points

Yes! I think he would!

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 4 replies · +2 points

In the past, he has read a lot of your typical white male history. He loved The Great Gatsby. Also, Hemingway. For his last birthday, I gave him Into the Wild and Into Thin Air because he is also pretty outdoorsy (he's in Scouts and had just taken a week-long canoe trip up in Minnesota).

I think Nickled & Dimed will be an excellent start, actually. I've never heard of Octavian Nothing. I will look into it. Ugh. I wasn't thinking about rape, yet, because honestly, I just don't want to think about it ever. But I appreciate your suggestion. It will help me to perhaps take a bolder course with him. Since I know he's read some of Krakauer's books already, would you recommend Missoula?

I look forward to reading these books, myself. I will go put them on my reading list, posthaste. Thank you for all of your recommendations, cosetthetable.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +5 points

THANK YOU! I have not read the book. I saw the film with my mother and brother, and I was just so angry about the whole thing, but my mom and brother were like, what? It's romantic. Nope.