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Bookworm 2014: Realities Uncovered

Though much of my non-fiction reading this year was dedicated to books about pregnancy and babies, for yes, even us nerds sometimes manage to procreate, I did manage to slip in a few non-themed titles. John McWhorter’s Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue is a delightful analysis of some of the roots of modern English as we […]

Bookworm 2013: Reality Check

Well, it almost took a full year. I started reading Douglas R. Hofstadter’s Goedel, Escher, Bach in late July 2012, and finally brought it to an end in late March 2013. In the meantime, I’ve nibbled at it, took it slow, worked through some of the proofs and puzzles, took some short breaks, then took some […]

Bookworm 2012: Starting with a Confession

I have never eaten opium. That is not to say I am a complete stranger to the narcotic arts, but my experience reaches nowhere near that of Thomas de Quincey, author of the renowned Confessions of an English Opium Eater, one of the (thus far) two non-fiction and three non-genre books I read this year. […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    Pilgermann
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    Acceptance
    Echopraxia
    Jagannath
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter


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