Words of the Lagoon

Words of the Lagoon: Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau District of Micronesia, R.E. Johannes, 1981

  • Palau, #1
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read March 2017
  • Rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommended for: specific generalists

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Chamorro Legends on the Island of Guam: Stay in your lane, Mavis

Chamorro Legends on the Island of Guam, Mavis Warner van Peenen, 2008

  • Guam, #1
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read February 2017
  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Recommended for: People without another option, I guess, but really, if you want to read some Chamorro folklore without a heavy dose of wrong-headed condescension you’re better off consulting Guampedia

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What I’m Reading Now

According to Goodreads I have six books on the go right now. It was seven yesterday but last night I finally polished off the thoroughly mediocre Cuentos Filipinos that I’ve had from the library for six weeks so far (pro tip: if you’re thinking of producing a collection of short stories as a pretext for an extended geography lesson, please think again).

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The Book of Luelen: The thought collector

The Book of Luelen, Luelen Bernart, 1977 (written in 1934-46)

  • Federated States of Micronesia, #1
  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read January 2017
  • Rating: 2/5 (BUT: this rating reflects only my reading enjoyment and is not a reflection of the inherent quality of the book. The reason for this distinction will become clear further on)
  • Recommended for: ethnobotanical historians and sociocultural anthropologists

Annotations to the Book of Luelen, John L. Fisher, Saul H. Reisenberg, Marjorie G. Whiting (eds.), 1978

  • Borrowed from SF Library
  • Read January 2017
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended for: as above, only more so

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