Reading

Books: on balance, I'm for them. These are most of the ones I've read since 2007 or so. The star ratings correspond more closely to "how worth my time this felt" than "how good this is."
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November 11 Windeye
Brian Evenson
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July 20 Cryptonomicon
Neal Stephenson
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June 10 Shambhala Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Daniel Reid


The value of Chinese and various other non-Western medical traditions shines through despite the author's bizarre and repeated assertions that AIDS is caused by power lines. Also, a bit dated in its insistence on pitting Eastern and Western medicine against one another in some sort of grudge match. Ho hum. Those reservations aside, Reid does a good job covering a huge amount of material briskly - this is a decent entry point into the world of holistic medicine.

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June 03 The Chronology of Water
Lidia Yuknavitch
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April 29 Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights
Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
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April 12 The Skating Rink
Roberto BolaƱo
Chris Andrews
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March 15 The Difference Engine
William Gibson
Bruce Sterling
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January 19 Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Frank Herbert
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January 07 Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
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August 14 The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
J.R.R. Tolkien
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2012 total: 11