Reconstructed Readings

More list-spew for my own reference.

First Half of February

  • Holy Fire, by Bruce Sterling (in progress)
  • Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Second Edition, by Ian H. Witten and Eibe Frank ****
  • Specimen Days : A Novel

    by Michael Cunningham ***1/2
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy ****
  • Reality and Rationality by Wesley C. Salmon *****
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz ****1/2


  • Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart ***1/2
  • The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture by Andrew Keen **
  • My California: Journeys By Great Writers by Donna Wares (Editor), Mark Arax (Editor) ***1/2
  • Brasyl by Ian McDonald *****
  • The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman ****
  • Assassin’s Quest (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 3) by Robin Hobb ****
  • Royal Assassin (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2) by Robin Hobb ****


  • Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)

    by Robin Hobb ****
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, by Michael Chabon ****
  • The Annotated Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien and Douglas A. Anderson *****
  • The Road to Middle-earth: Revised and Expanded Edition, by Tom Shippey ***1/2
  • Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem****
  • A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R.R. Martin ****
  • A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R.R. Martin ****


  • A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) by George R.R. Martin ****
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R.R. Martin ****
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath ****
  • American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly ***
  • History of the Sierra Nevada by Francis P. Farquhar ****
  • Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides ****
  • Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose ****


  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson*****
  • The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi****
  • Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel by Austin Grossman ***1/2
  • Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories by Chuck Palahniuk ***1/2
  • Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart by Ian Ayres ****
  • Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge by Cass R. Sunstein ***1/2
  • Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean by Douglas Wolk ***1/2

I have only listed the ones I read cover-to-cover, but I’m pretty sure that I am still missing a few.

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