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Dream. Follow. Repeat.

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I teach Adult Literacy on the Quileute Reservation.  As part of my ongoing instruction and mentoring through the goal setting process, I set the goal to read 52 books in 2010.  A list of the books I actually read this year follows below.  I had my heart set on achieving the whole goal.  I didn ‘t make 52, but I DID read 40+ books that I might not have read.  A persons got to have a dream.   Dream.  Follow.  Repeat.

From all of us at poMotion:  may your dreams come true this year. 

1. Gallo, Kenny & Randazzo V, Matthew.   Breakshot:  A Life in the 21st Century American Mafia.
2. Lansing, Alfred. Endurance:    Shakleton’s Incredible Voyage.
3. Tobin, L.      What Do You Do With a Child Like This?  Inside the Lives      
       of Troubled Children.
4. Peavy, Linda & Smith, Ursula.   Full Court Quest
5. Piercy, Marge.     Woman on the Edge of Time
6. Crow Dog, Mary.     Lakota Woman
7. Finkel, David.     The Good Soldiers
8. Piercy, Marge.     Early Grrrl 
9. Harrar, Sari.      The Sugar Solution
10. Larson, Luke.      Senator’s Son
11. Craighead George, Jean.    The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo.
12. Murdock, Bob.      Untitled Manuscript.
13. Avi.       Wolf Rider
14. Dorris, Michael.     Guests
15. LeGuin, Ursula K.    Sea Road:  The Chronicles of Klatsand
16. Mortenson, Greg.     Stones to Schools
17. Valliant, John.    The Golden Spruce
18. Hrdlitschka, Shelly.     Dancing Naked
19. Delaplane, Keith, S.    First Lessons in Beekeeping
20. Akpan, Uwem.      Say You’re One of Them
21. Alexie, Sherman.     Ten Little Indians
22. Kingsolver, Barbara.     Animal Vegetable Miracle
23. Butler, Octavia, E.     Kindred
24. Seibold, Alice.     The Lovely Bones
25. Paulson, Gary.     Dog Song
26. Wroblewski, David.     The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
27. Kristof, Nicholas, D. & WuDunn, Sheryl. Half the Sky:  Turing Oppression into Oppourtunity for
       Women Worldwide
28. Berlinski, Misha.     Fieldwork
29. Krakauer, Jon.     Where Men Win Glory
30. Gilbert, Elizabeth.     Eat Pray Love
31. Robbins, Tom.      Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
32. Ferlinghetti.     Her
33. Salinger, J.D.     The Catcher in the Rye
34. Pahalnuck, Chuck.     Pygmy
35. Sayles, John.      The Anarchists’ Convention
36. Mapes, Lynda, V.     Breaking Ground:  The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe & the
       Unearthing of Tse-Whit-Zen
37. Atwood, Margaret.     Wilderness Tips
38. Brooks, Geraldine.    People of the Book
39. Halpern, Justin.     Shit My Dad Says
40. Stein, Garth.      The Art of Racing in the Rain
41. Rawles, Nancy.     My Jim
42. Truss, Lynn.      Eats Shoots and Leaves
43. Chabon, Michael.     The Escapist I, II, III
44.      *See above
45.      *See above
46. Woolf, Virginia.     A Room of One’s  Own
47. Stieg, Larson.     The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
48. Hinton, S.E.    The Outsiders
49. Franzen, Jonathan   The Corrections  *unfinished*


Sue Zalokar


Written by lickmypoetry

December 31, 2010 at 10:07 am

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  1. Have a great new years eve and may the new year bring you even greater joy!


    December 31, 2010 at 10:56 am

    • Thanks Charles. What a lovely comment. You are the most inspiring artist I encountered this year (whom I didn’t previously know and whom I never met). Thanks and great joy and health for you in 2011.

      Sue Zalokar

      December 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm

  2. What a lovely gift to end the year!!! You have truly blazed a trail of words for us. Thank you Sue for a wonderful year of your crazy, lovable space. Wishing you many more good days ahead.


    December 31, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    • Oh Cindy! You are so kind. Thank YOU for your words and poems and thoughts. You are an inspiration. Best wishes for a happy, healthy, writing-filled new year.


      January 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

  3. I loved the Corrections, when he describes a marriage like a war with battles…
    anything by Atwood is so so good, Im reading her newest now.
    I just read Alice Siebold, she comes up with some disturbing stuff, excellent writer.
    have you tried Anne Tyler? or Joyce Carol Oates.
    Im such a nerd, I love books.
    this was a huge undertaking and you got really close. thats amazing!


    January 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm

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