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Grunt by Mary Roach
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
by Mary Roach (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2016
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The Wangs vs. the World
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The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
The Wangs vs. the World
by Jade Chang (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2016
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So many evocative details, and great scenes that stayed with me long after I finished reading them-- like the moment in the lecture room at ASU, or the lovely but rare occasions when the reader hears from the Mercedes. Separately- in college I read A ...more
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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
The Argonauts
by Maggie Nelson
read in May, 2016
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Liked some parts a lot, but found others tedious, in part because I don't know the many works of criticism she referred to. Don't think I've read anything like this since college and maybe not even then. Learned some unpleasant things about childbirt ...more
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The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
The Spectator Bird
by Wallace Stegner
read in April, 2016
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Tubes by Andrew  Blum
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
by Andrew Blum (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
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If you want to understand how the Internet works, read this. Written in a clear, lively way. At one point the author describes a bunch of cables as a "data center mille-feuille." Highly recommend.
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Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz
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Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano
by Malcolm Lowry
read in January, 2016
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The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
" Premise is that how we do things changes the way our brain works. So the Internet is making us better at locating information and quickly evaluating i ...more "
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The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2016
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So so good. Even if you disagree with the premise, validation of a rich classical education and tying together of disparate threads in useful ways. Can't believe I only now read this. And I liked it even better once I saw he cited one of my articles. ...more
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