Listening for th 3rd time
Listening for th 3rd time
❤️❤️❤️ I love when Barack tells us what he's been reading! This time, they're articles so I couldn't tag and they won't all fit here so I'll add the others in the first comment below:
“How the Upper Middle Class Is Really Doing” in the New York Times by David Leonhardt: https://nyti.ms/2NryJ83
“White Nationalism‘s Deep American Roots” in the Atlantic by Adam Serwer: https://bit.ly/2TQFlSU
(NOT IN THE DATABASE YET)
So this greeted me in BookBub's new releases email.
I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT! 🇺🇸😍🤤
Very compelling and entertaining. A nice break from Trumps rhetoric.
I enjoyed this but more than other books I‘ve read about him it exposed some of our differences. I think we have some different economic opinions on which were made more obvious here. I continue to find him inspiring and agree with him on a lot of issues.
A short one to try and revive my ailing goodreads challenge. I enjoyed dreams from my father and hope to enjoy this as well
President Obama is quite eloquent;however, there are no big revelations in this book. We all know what should be done, what needs to be done, but no one wants to risk their spot on the ladder to put such ideas into practice...especially those in politics. Still, it was nice to hear someone speak in a dignified and thoughtful manner about the problems we face as a nation and ad individual citizens.
1. This is me on election day. I was told I should smile by a friend on Facebook but I replied that this was my ass kicking face. Sometimes angry women get things done.
2. I took my disabled ass kicking ass out to the polls that day to help pass out sample ballots because I learned two years ago that it wasn't enough just to vote. I smiled when it was over.
3. #friyayintro @howjessreads
Vote vote vote vote vote vote!!!!
Fabulous explanations of his values (narrated by the man himself!) & major problems facing the country (partisanship being one of the greatest). I especially loved how he admits senators easily lose touch with average Americans while accruing donations & how hard it was to maintain his relationship.
It‘s sad that despite his progressive ideas, he was unable to make many come to fruition. I *hope* to see the same gaze forward in future candidates.
To go back to my junior year of college and to live the Obama volunteer experience all over again. The button above is the first campaign button I ever purchased and the first I ever wore. I can‘t wait for the 2020 Presidential season - it‘s like the Super Bowl for us Politics nerds! #Obama #My20s #college
2) liver/pizza or tacos or pizza or ...
4) no preference
5) audio, kindle print least to favorite but use all three
6) no preference
7) no preference
9) 4 hours/a week
10) what is the biggest lesson you learned as a kid and how did it help you as an adult?
Written by Obama when he was still a junior senator, this book talks about the divisive nature of American politics at that time. I can't help but wonder what 2006 Obama would make of the state of things in 2018. 😳
Started listening to this at work, for my lunchtime walk. I love listening to Barack Obama‘s voice, he still gives me hope. He talks about feeling empathy for others, and learning to understand that some things mean more to one group of people than others but it doesn‘t need to divide us. It was written a dozen years ago, but I hope one day to see more respect for diversity in this country.
#fiercefeb #dearMrPresident you are so lucky to have such an accomplished and intelligent spouse. Photo credit Instagram, Michelle Obama ‘s feed. I will not be able to attend her lectures in Vancouver, I bet they are fabulous!
I love reading lists, and am so glad President Obama decided to share his from 2017. (I miss him!) We both put Evicted on our best of lists, so I'm feeling pretty smart. I decided to post this so I can refer back to it again later. I already read Exit West and A Gentleman in Moscow, plus a few of these are already on my TBR. #TBR #Bestof2017 #Obama2017List
President Obama is a big #believer in hope and change.
“I believe in this country. I believe in the American people. I believe that people are more good than bad. I believe tragic things happen. I think there's evil in the world, but I think at the end of the day, if we work hard and if we're true to those things in us that feel true and feel right, that the world gets a little better each time.” ~Obama‘s last official news conference
Say hi to my newest son, Bark Obama! ?
(We call him "Bo" for short.)
I found such great treasures at my library books sale (my favorite kind of sale). All this for $10!! And all the books in the right are gifts for nieces and nephews (and left is for me 🙈)
I cannot wait for this book! Not in the Litsy database but contributors include Walter Mosley and Nisi Shaw. Stories are about if all the crazy conspiracy theories about him were true.
Grateful for this in the midst of all the horror and hate in Charlottesville this past week 💔
Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is okay and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it‘s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application?
Sometimes you just need to drive through rural Missouri, listen to a young Barack narrate his world and weep openly, ya know?
I still have hope. I still believe in America's future. We must work together to make this country and this world a better place.
This book is over 10 years old, when he was still a senator from my home state of IL. Yet many of Obama's thoughts and ideas within it are still very relevant. Also - listening to him talk for hours is very soothing, but depressing considering who we get to listen to now... #awesomeaudio
More exciting book news! I will definitely buy White House photographer Pete Souza's book.
I absolutely loved this. Particularly poignant in the changing US political climate. As a non-US resident I'm sure some points passed me by as I don't have the best understanding of the US government system, but Obama writes in a powerful and passionate way. I'd love to see him release something post-presidency!
Drinking my coffee, and watching our last President. ❤️ It was so good to hear his voice, it brought me to tears 😭 #Obama
This was so good and so dense I actually had to listen to the audiobook 2x before returning it to the library. So would that count for the read a book I've already read for Book Riot's #readharderchallenge or is that cheating?
It'll be interesting to read this one right after having read Hillbilly Elegy and see their different takes on similar issues.
I'm over here bawling my eyes out thinking about this man's legacy and the massive backward steps this nation is currently taking. He made change. I want to do my part to fight to keep his legacy intact.
I've been in a major reading slump. As much as I'd love to escape to another place, I feel such a sense of urgency and I have hard time turning away from the news. It's like we're living out the beginning of a dystopian novel.
If you aren't ready to let go, here is a helpful list of every book Obama recommended or was known to have read during his presidency. Includes recommendations he made to Malia, purchases at independent bookstores, and favorite summer reads, making for an eclectic list! #obama #getindie #diversebooks #readharder https://www.google.com/amp/ew.com/books/2017/01/18/barack-obama-book-recommendat...
My local Women's March today. People are estimating around 2,000 people showed and marched in a town of a population of 60,000, in a state where 8/10 people voted for Trump. So many feels today. So proud of my town.
Have you guys seen this interview with President Obama about books and reading? It's been giving us life this week!
Never forget the power of reading. 📖
#Resist #ReaderinChief #AntiInauguration