ALL THE FREE BOOKS I GOT FROM WORK
I work at the Writing Center at my university and they have all these books in our break room and I asked my boss if they were just there for reference and he said they got donated a few years ago, so we could have them. We all cleaned up. Shortly after, I found out there were more books in the professors lounge. Here's what I got.
- •The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement by Mara Hamilton LytleI don't really remember what this is about, but it looked cool and I like the title.
- •Annihilation | Jeff VandermeerDon't entirely remember everything about this one either, but I know it was like a dystopian with all female characters or something?? I don't know, sounded cool.
- •Freedom In Education | Elizabeth Byrne FermSo I found all these like radical education reform books from the 70s and I'm pretty happy about them. This is one of them!
- •Deschooling Society | Ivan IllichAnother old school education reform book.
- •Teaching as a Subversive Activity | Postman & WeingartnerThis book is kinda broken in and has that wonderful old book smell. I love old books.
- •Radical School Reform | GrossThis book is pretty big, and I think it'll be cool.
- •In Short | Kitchen & JonesI like the idea of some short nonfiction pieces. Haven't cracked this open yet because it's pretty big too, but I think it'll be good.
- •The End of Education | Neil PostmanThe last school reform book I got. Just thinking about the title gets me excited.
- •Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project | Dave IsayStoryCorps is such a cool project and I love their premise. And I love the title because it's so true. I'm stoked to read this. It also makes me want to read The Moth book.
- •Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology | BadinerI went through a brief phase of interest in Buddhism (still think it's super cool) and the flower child inside of me insisted I take this book home.
- •The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions | SternbergI have a lot of feelings and I feel them very intensely and this book seemed really cool. Then I saw that it was recommended on Brain Pickings and I was like HUZZAH so now I'm extra pumped about it.
- •30-Second Theories: The 50 most thought provoking theories in science, each explained in half a minute | Paul ParsonsThis seemed like a great book to have around to quench my ever growing thirst to know more about science. Definitely not a book to read cover to cover, but valuable nonetheless.
- •Art, Culture, and Ethnicity | NAEASo I low key want to know everything there is to know about art history and want to work at a museum, but I did not know this until earlier this year/recently. So when I was presented with the opportunity to snag art books, I leaped.
- •The Visual Dialogue: An Introduction to the Appreciation of Art| Nathan KnoblerThis was the first art book I saw and I flipped. It was like, I had been wanting art textbooks but they're so expensive, how could I justify it? But then I found this book! And it's from the sixties! And it used to be in the library! Swoon.
- •The Visual Dialogue (Second Edition) | Nathan KnoblerHow much of a difference is there between the first and second edition of a textbook? I don't know and I don't care. I saw it and was like "MUST GET ALL THE ART TEXTBOOKS!!!" No regrets.
- •Artforms (Second edition) | Duane & Sarah PrebleThis textbook from '78 doesn't have a cover or a dust jacket, but I love it. Another wonderful former library dwelling art textbook.