Recent reading: A lot of good sci-fi. Yes, I'm that sort of nerd!
In addition to scifi I also read science, history, and some general
fiction. I've been on a bit of an arc learning about
Politics/feminism: bell hooks, William Moyers's Doing Democracy
Nonfiction: Jennifer Hecht's Doubt: A History
Diamond, Steven Pinker, Douglas Hofstadter, and Daniel Dennet. I
like some books by Harris and Dawkins but wish there weren't such
Fiction: Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, T.C. Boyle. I have a
soft spot for magical realism like The Man Who
Fell in Love with the Moon
, Stone Junction
, and Tex and
Molly in the Afterlife
SF/fantasy: Octavia Butler, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula K. Le
Guin, Connie Willis, Terry Pratchett, Kurt Vonnegut, Cory Doctorow,
and Charles Stross, and almost anything dystopic or utopic. I am
just noticing there's a new wave of excellent woman-authored
I read Nonviolent
: a Language of Life a few years ago and I'm very
pleased to have NVC as a primary communication/conflict resolution
, Like Water for
, Man Facing Southeast
, Spirited Away
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, Twelve Monkeys
Music: I have really wide tastes. Alternative, bluegrass, latin,
electronic, folk, hip hop, punk, metal, industrial, and world
music. I have a soft spot for genre-shifting covers.
Podcasts: This American Life, Radiolab, Infinite Monkey Cage.
Food: Indian, Thai, Mexican, Oaxacan, Middle-Eastern.