Small non-fiction haul

Long time no write. A variety of things, including getting sick with a particularly bad cold (I'm still coughing up phlegm), led to my schedule and general life organization getting turned on its head, and I'm only slowly recovering. Work gets top priority (including a security release of OpenAFS), so I'm afraid non-work things such as reviews and journal posts (and Debian, and non-work-related software development, and conversations with friends...) have been getting second shrift. Hopefully this is finally starting to improve, and I have a block of time for working remotely coming up that should help.

In the meantime, more books have, of course, been acquired. This particular order was mostly to get one book (The Making of the Indebted Man), which I'm going to read and discuss as part of a surprisingly fun political discussion about basic income guarantee and, somewhat by extension, Marxist analysis of capitalism. But it's impossible to buy just one book, similar to how it's impossible to eat just one potato chip:

Neil Barofsky — Bailout (non-fiction)
E. Gabriella Coleman — Coding Freedom (non-fiction)
Joshua Foer — Moonwalking with Einstein (non-fiction)
Maurizio Lazzarato — The Making of the Indebted Man (non-fiction)
Isabel Wilkerson — The Warmth of Other Suns (non-fiction)

I of course preordered Coding Freedom and am quite looking forward to reading it, although it will surprise no one to hear that I have rather a long queue. The Warmth of Other Suns I picked up based on a recommendation by Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose writing for The Atlantic I wholeheartedly recommend.

I have such a large pile of books that I've read but not yet reviewed that I cringe to think about it. But no progress will be made on that this evening (damn you, Benjamin Franklin! *shakes fist*). More tomorrow if I survive five and a half hours of scheduled forced social interaction.

Posted: 2013-03-10 22:14 — Why no comments?

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