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 24 The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2)
Douglas Adams
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November 16 The Dog Stars
Peter Heller
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November 03 Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker
Ed Piskor
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October 12 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
David Foster Wallace
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October 11 The Dragon Reborn (The Wheel of Time, #3)
Robert Jordan
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August 29 After the Victorians: The Decline of Britain in the World
A.N. Wilson
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August 11 The foundation for an open source city
Jason Hibbets
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August 01 The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, #2)
Robert Jordan
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July 14 White Noise
Don DeLillo
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July 11 The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
Robert Jordan
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July 10 White Teeth
Zadie Smith
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June 07 In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 6: Time Regained and A Guide to Proust
Marcel Proust
Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright, C.K. Scott Moncrieff
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May 20 Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.
Harry S. Jaffe
Tom Sherwood


An excellent political history of DC, foundation through 1994. Must read for anyone in the District who isn't Marion Barry himself.

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April 06 The Pale King
David Foster Wallace
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March 13 Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles #3)
Frank Herbert
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March 01 Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles #2)
Frank Herbert
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February 14 The Prisoner and the Fugitive (In Search of Lost Time #5)
Marcel Proust
Carol Clark, Christopher Prendergast, Peter Collier
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February 14 The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption
Clay A. Johnson
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February 08 Big Data Now: Current Perspectives from O'Reilly Radar
O'Reilly Radar Team
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February 02 How to Hike the AT: The Nitty-Gritty Details of a Long-Distance Trek
Michelle Ray
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January 04 Voices from the Farm: Adventures in Community Living
Rupert Fike
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2013 total: 21