Reading Roundup: September 2019

Exhalation by Ted Chiang. The short stories in this book are fascinated with how technology affects the human condition--but technology is very broadly defined, from sci-fi innovations (such as a device that records your memories as video) to the ancient technology of writing. I was delighted with the opening story, which--like my favorites in the… Continue reading Reading Roundup: September 2019

Books I read and loved in 2018

Five years ago, in response to a rise in discourse about why women authors are less read and reviewed than male authors, I posted a roundup of all the books by women I read in 2013. But this blog has always been about creating a personal record for myself above all else, so I've kept… Continue reading Books I read and loved in 2018

Reading Roundup: July/August 2018

Well, friends, I read and write to you now from a new apartment. I hired some strong and enterprising young people to pick up and move roughly 10 cubic feet of books, which I'd meticulously wiped clean of dust and packed into boxes with the generous help of some friends. As I dusted, I held… Continue reading Reading Roundup: July/August 2018

Reading Roundup: May/June 2018

I've been thinking about moving to a new apartment at the end of the summer, and I dread packing up my books. There is probably not a greater volume of books now than the last time I moved five years ago, when I had recently weeded out the books required by my qualifying exams but… Continue reading Reading Roundup: May/June 2018