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books read in 2010 (14 titles)
below are the books i have read this year that are owned by hcl. books that i have read this year that are not owned by hcl: -healing plants of the rocky mountains by darcy williamson -nature's garden by samuel thayer
books read in 2009 (9 titles)
well, i haven't been keeping up with adding to this list. i'll try to catch up soon... these are books that i've read this year that are in the catalog... books that i've read that are not owned by HCL are: (not added yet)
books read in 2008 (16 titles)
these are some of the books i have read so far in 2008. other books that i have read this year that are not in the hclib catalog are:
-ecotopia by ernest callenbach
-songs for discharming by denise sweet
-dwellings by linga hogan
-discovering your life place: a first bioregional workbook by peter berg
-the day philosophy dies by casey maddox
books read in 2007 (13 titles)
here are some of the books that i have read during 2007.
other books that i have read that are not in the hclib catalog are:
-the secret world of terijian by crimethinc northstar, http://www.crimethinc.be
-walking on water: reading, writing, and revolution by derrick jensen, http://www.derrickjensen.org
-paddle whispers by douglas wood
-unremembered country by susan griffin
favorite books (14 titles)
some of my favorite books that are available through hennepin county library...

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Cover ArtWelcome to doomsday
by Moyers, Bill D.
a quick read on a very dangerous mindset that threatens us all.   posted Mar 13, 2008 at 11:42AM

Cover ArtThis film is not yet rated [DVD]
by Motion Picture Association of America
this documentary is very eye opening, well made and only 98 minutes long. a particularly interesting part is where it talks about how the rating system judges violence in a movie versus how it judges sex in a movie (and especially sex partners of the same gender). i’ll never look at the rating of a movie the same way again.   posted Feb 1, 2008 at 12:54PM

Cover ArtSeedfolks
by Fleischman, Paul
great book for kids and adults about reclaiming land and creating a garden where you wouldn't expect it. a wonderful look at the beauty that people in the city can create when they come together. if you want to learn more about this concept do a search of "guerrilla gardening" on the internet.   posted Nov 29, 2007 at 3:47PM

Cover ArtPeak Oil Survival: Preparation for Life After Gridcrash
by McBay, Aric
the best book i’ve read on peak oil yet! peak oil is coming and this book helps you get prepared. a great book to have around when civilization starts crashing down. also, aric debunks the whole deal that "technology will save us", because... it wont. very usable low-tech ways to live. highly recommended.   posted Oct 12, 2007 at 2:03PM

Cover ArtThe Forager’s Harvest
by Thayer, Samuel
highly recommended edible wild plant guide for our area. i especially like this book because samuel does not include any plants in here that he doesn’t have personal experience with- while looking through other guides he has discovered the authors making errors with whether things are edible and how to identify them... he says this is evidence that they haven’t eaten the plants before. filled with lots of vibrant photographs. easy to read.   posted Aug 17, 2007 at 3:23PM

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