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Although the Santa Cruz Library makes every effort to protect your privacy, under the federal USA PATRIOT ACT (Public Law 107-56), records of the books and other materials you borrow from this library may be obtained by federal agents. That federal law prohibits library workers from informing you if federal agents have obtained records about you. Questions about policy should be directed to Attorney General John Ashcroft, Department of Justice, Washington D.C. 20530.
The Santa Cruz, CA Public Library issued that warning, but it applies to all libraries in the United States, and bookstores as well.  So long freedoms, thanks to Bush and his henchmen.

These two books are very pertinent to our times, by George Orwell, English Literature at its finest!


The Finlander has a B.A. degree in English Literature from the University of Washington.  And like the character that Danny Devito plays in Renaissance Man, he has begun to tutor English, and help with an English as Second Language class at the Columbia Gorge Community College, in The Dalles, Oregon.

Like most English majors without a teaching credential, finding jobs is difficult, with out an advanced degree.  I have worked as an advocate for the disabled, before funding cuts killed the agency I was working for. I have also worked as a census taker, in a fast food joint, selling copy machine toner over the phone, lawnmower and yard man for the elderly, a caregiver, and as a Certified Nurse's Assistant.  I was fired from my job as a C.N.A. at Evergreen Nursing Home in The Dalles in December of 2001.  As a result of that I have been experiencing some hard times, as it seems I have been blacklisted.  

I have gotten a job as a Motor Carrier for the Portland, Oregon OREGONIAN.

To the right,  I have listed some of my favorite British Fiction, but by no means all of the titles I like.  I will add a general literature in the near future.

Barnes and Noble has a great selection of books, and a very good place to look for literature.  Plus they have a nice coffee shop where you can sit and read your new books with a latte.



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Some recommended reading from the Finlander. The following books are available from the Finlander's Book Stop, via Barnes and Noble Books.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The Third Man by Graham Greene

War in Heaven by Charles Williams

Descent into Hell by Charles Williams

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Phantastes by George MacDonald

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Those are just some of the British authors that the Finlander liked and would recommend reading.


The Finlander


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