quarantine reading 2020

31 Jan 2022 07:24 - 25 Jun 2022 02:06
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    • A list of all the books I read, more or less. Not nearly as many as one would have hoped.
    • This page used to be called just "quarantine reading"; didn't think this would be stretching on for three years.
    • Phase I (Feb-Aug 2020)
      • Wittgenstein's Mistress, David Markson, 2/11
      • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman, 2/23
      • Congress of the Animals / Fran / Weathercraft, Jim Woodring, 4/22
      • Black Sunday, Thomas Harris 5/25
      • The Vimalakirti Sutra , tr. Robert Thurman id:: uLPwA6WHn updated-at:: 1609551462564 credit the teachers and point to their videos
      • The design of design, Fred Brooks, 7/14 Fun fact: I read this in preparation for giving [a presentation on "Software Engineering 101"] to our highschool interns.
      • Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee, 7/16
    • Phase 2 (Aug-Dec 2020)
      • Infinite Detail, Maugham, 9/5 – (eh. William Gibsonish but not as good)
      • The Long Goodbye, Chandler, 9/8 (reread - some notes in j)
      • The Golem and the Jinni, 9/24 (rec from dm/jlr, kinda nice)
      • Meditation in Action, Trungpa, 10/30 (very good, very compact intense summary, with some short bio info)
      • Werelord Thal, 11/18 (pure dreck but enjoyable)
      • Reaganland, Rick Perstein (partial)
      • Hamming book (partial)
      • Poochytown, Jim Woodring the continuing adventures of Frank. Also watched this good documentary on Jim Woodring and his art, did not exactly explain anything.
      • Sandman Overture 11/21 (graphic, reread)
      • We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirly Jackson, 11/25
      • The Overstory, Powers