Anyway, about to reread Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré.

May 13, 2020, 7:48pm

Looking for a lighthearted swords-and-sorcery book along the lines of “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser starring Gwendoline Christie and Maisie Williams”.

May 13, 2020, 7:46pm

Finished reading The Orphan Tsunami of 1700, finally. I’d put it down for a while, but the subject and presentation are like catnip to me: a popular explanation of the 1700 tsunami with the meticulousness and rigor of an academic paper. (It’s available as a PDF for free if you’d like.)

May 11, 2020, 10:24pm (edited)

The dude is reading, and delighting in, The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

May 9, 2020, 11:10pm

I keep thinking about Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home as our modern economic system staggers.

Mar. 23, 2020, 11:20am (edited)

Currently reading The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America by Atwater, Musumi-Rokkaku, Satake, Tsuji, Ueda, and Yamaguchi.

Feb. 5, 2020, 9:08pm

Slowly making my way through The Art of Eating Cookbook by Edward Behr, a Christmas present from Meghan that we’ll be enjoying for years.

Jan. 17, 2020, 8:15pm

Haven’t picked up Why Buddhism is True for a couple weeks now, and I wasn’t reading all that quickly or diligently before, so I’m going to put it aside and start reading … I don’t know. Something else. I’ll be back to this at some point, though.

Sep. 24, 2019, 7:00am

Now reading Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright.

Aug. 6, 2019, 7:09am

Not sure what to read next: There’s new Neal Stephenson, and Empress of Forever briefly touched its hat to Gene Wolfe, but I’m not sure I want either the commitment or to read another old white dude right now, but I also don’t have anything else lined up.

Jul. 30, 2019, 7:10am

Empress of Forever was really good. It took a left turn at chapter 3, then fell into a structure so superficially standard that I didn’t notice the very interesting thing Gladstone was doing until about halfway through. Another book I’ll be thinking about in the next weeks.

Jul. 26, 2019, 10:32pm

Now starting Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone.

Jul. 23, 2019, 3:41pm

Ritz & Escoffier was fascinating, a little chatty and gossipy but perhaps that’s appropriate for the subject matter. I wasn’t aware how much those two shaped the modern hotel and restaurant businesses.

Jul. 20, 2019, 10:08pm

Now starting Ritz & Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef & the Rise of the Leisure Class by Luke Barr.

Jul. 8, 2019, 6:56am (edited)

The Raven Tower was a fascinating little puzzle-box of betrayal, revenge, and metaphysics. Highly recommended.

Jul. 7, 2019, 11:42am