ABOUT ME: Radical queer femme grad student in the upper right hand region of the U.S. Any more details might be incriminating.

THE PURPOSE: I'm reading for my oral comprehensive exams for my PhD in American Studies. I have over 200 books to read and only 180 days until the exam (you do the math). That equals (at least) ONE BOOK A DAY for the foreseeable future. I happen to also have a propensity to take 10x the notes I need on any given book/subject/idea/matter etc. To keep myself from doing even more than I've already got to do, I'm taking some words of wisdom from previous examinees and limiting my note taking to ONE VERY LARGE INDEX CARD per book. Which I will post (are you ready for this?) ONE TIME A DAY. And just to keep with the one-a-day-keeps-the-examiners-at-bay theme... each index card will be accompanied by ONE PITHY STATEMENT that wraps up the day's selection.

10th August 2011

Photo with 4 notes

Daniel Miller, Stuff (2010)
Pithy one sentence summary: 
We don’t just make stuff— stuff makes us!
Pithy critique:
The second chapter, on Hegel, Marx, and Simmel, is worth the cost of this book alone.

Daniel Miller, Stuff (2010)

Pithy one sentence summary: 

We don’t just make stuff— stuff makes us!

Pithy critique:

The second chapter, on Hegel, Marx, and Simmel, is worth the cost of this book alone.

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