All I Want For Christmas Is a Better Goodreads

If I could get a present from the internet this year, I would want a Goodreads that allows for more finely-tuned tracking of the books I've read. Options like "I read this book more than once this year" would be a great start. A separate track for tracking audiobooks that puts them in the aggregate … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Is a Better Goodreads

Parallel Worlds, and other adventures

This morning, I couldn't sleep. So in the perfect silence of early morning, I finally finished PARALLEL WORLDS by Michio Kaku. It's taken me over a month to read - dense stuff, but mind-blowing. I've never been stellar at math or science, but I've always loved thinking about the universe and how tiny we are … Continue reading Parallel Worlds, and other adventures

The 2014 Round-up: books read

For years I've been all like "oh I wish I had kept a record of all the books I've read so I could look back at the lifetime list and be smug about it," but I never got around to keeping track. I tried spreadsheets a couple times, but they never stuck. Then, last December, … Continue reading The 2014 Round-up: books read

summer reading list

I've finally put together my summer reading list. I doubt I'll get through all the books over the summer - the only way I could do that is if I still had summer vacations which, alas, disappeared after college. Here's the list: Daggerspell, Katharine Kerr - this isn't normally something I would have picked up, because … Continue reading summer reading list

ignoring the obvious solution?

I just found my way from the Paris Review blog to a story about an organization who has made what is, to me, a rather confusing decision. Basically, a book club with a long history is breaking up because of low membership. Despite their recruiting efforts, they can't round up enough people to support the … Continue reading ignoring the obvious solution?

so far behind

You guys, I'm so far behind. Sorry! My coworker and friend is LEAVING me for another job (for a better commute), so I've been consumed in panic and stress trying to wrap my head around the circus of insanity that I'll be taking over from her. Quick update - I finished Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. … Continue reading so far behind

a new adventure from the stacks

Last night I finally finished House of Leaves. I liked Navidson's story, and I wish it had just been that narrative; I didn't mind Zampano so much, but Johnny Truant's interjections and long-winded stories about hookers and insanity just felt like academic masturbation in three-page footnotes. The only thing I liked about him were his mother's letters. … Continue reading a new adventure from the stacks