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xmas
I'm in the library, surrounded by books, which is a bit overwhelming after six years in a country where the best places to acquire books are a record store and an office supply store.

So... what should I be reading?




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Jun. 30th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I seem to read a lot of sci fi and alternative history. The last few books I've read (not counting baby-related things) were Anathem, which was amazing; the Scott Pilgrim books; the first book in the Dresden Files series, which was kinda trashy but fun; and the Neverending Story, for nostalgia value. :-)

I ended up checking out the latest Terry Pratchett and a book fo short stories by Haruki Murakami.

Edited at 2010-06-30 09:04 pm (UTC)
dubaiwalla
Jul. 1st, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine you haven't read Cat's Cradle, Dune, or Nineteen Eighty-Four, some of my favorite sci fi. But if you'd like to expand your horizons a little bit, consider Naguib Mahfouz (I loved my translation of Children of Gebelawi) or Sudeku Mehta (Maximum City is my favorite piece of non-fiction). In terms of books I learned from, Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities is probably unmatched, but I don't know if you share my interest in cities.

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