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Reading List 12 of 2015

November 3, 2015

Covers the period from 10.6.15 through 11.3.15  

{ I essentially stopped listening to music circa 2010, when my iPod stopped working. This October, I started listening again. }


I own 13 of these items. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 18 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 11.


Research ~ Performance of Dance and/or Music [films]:

  • Hairspray, directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman
  • Pitch Perfect, directed by Jason Moore, choreographed by Aakomon Jones
  • Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Elizabeth Banks, choreographed by Aakomon Jones
  • Step Up, directed and choreographed by Anne Fletcher
  • Stomp the Yard, directed by Sylvain White, choreographed by David Scott



  • Dance — The Sacred Art: The Joy of Movement as a Spiritual Practice by Cynthia Winton-Henry {partially read}



  • Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin {partially read}
  • Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined, edited by Neil V. Rosenberg
  • [Documentary] Searching for Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul


Research ~ Music [listened to]:

  • Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys
  • Pioneering Women of Bluegrass: Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
  • Through the Streets of the City: New Orleans Brass Bands
  • [Soundtrack] Pitch Perfect
  • [Soundtrack] Pitch Perfect 2


Research ~ Fiction ~ SFF:

  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor {partially read}
  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  • Black and Blue Magic by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • Cuckoo’s Egg by C. J. Cherryh
  • The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan
  • Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
  • Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Portable Childhoods by Ellen Klages
  • Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, translated by Olena Bormashenko
  • She’s Fantastical: The 1st Anthology of Australian Women’s Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism and Fantasy, edited by Lucy Sussex and Judith Raphael Buckrich
  • Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler, edited by Rebecca J. Holden and Nisi Shawl



  • The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965–2010, edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser
  • Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books
  • Talking Dirty to the Gods by Yusef Komunyakaa {partially read}
  • Verse & Universe: Poems about Science and Mathematics, edited by Kurt Brown



  • Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer’s Craft by Natalie Goldberg
  • [Film] Stranger than Fiction, directed by Marc Forster


Memoir & Biography:

  • Soul Mining: A Musical Life by Daniel Lanois {partially read}
  • Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton {partially read}


Autism spectrum ~ Fiction:

  • [Film] Mozart and the Whale, directed by Petter Naess {partially watched}
  • The Question of the Unfamiliar Husband: An Asperger’s Mystery by E. J. Cooperman and Jeff Cohen



  • The Black List by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell
  • Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion by David Zweig
  • Rising Strong by Brené Brown
  • The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal {partially read}
  • Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Keith Gessen {partially read}
  • [Film] Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, directed by Randall Miller



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