Field Notes on Science & Nature

Michael R. Canfield (editor)

An interesting collection of essays on the many notetaking habits of field researchers! I skimmed over much of the scientific details as a non-scientist. I liked the essay on birding, and the one on sketching.
Sep 2022
by recommendation of: James Somers, More people should write

Making Comics

Scott McCloud

Sep 2022

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Scott McCloud

I liked the first few chapters more than the latter; I want to read more about craft now.
Aug 2022

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie

Read this some years ago, and I forgot most details. Still fun!
Jul 2022 • reread

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie

Ooooooh
Jul 2022

Death on the Nile

Agatha Christie

Jun 2022

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie

Jun 2022

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Jun 2022

Cultish: The Language of Fanatacism

Amanda Montell

interesting, but I wish it were more academic
Jun 2022

The Magnolia Palace

Fiona Davis

Very slow, disliked the fairytale ending.
Jun 2022

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

J.K. Rowling

Mar 2022 • reread

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling

One of the more enjoyable HP books, because Marauders and time travel.
Mar 2022 • reread

The Wake

Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy

Love the art. I enjoyed the first half, which was spooky and strange, a lot more than the second half, which was confusing.
Nov 2021
by recommendation of: Alex

Commonwealth

Ann Patchett

I read this because of the cover, which stayed in my mind since when I first saw it. I kept reading it because the beginning was intriguing and I liked the writing. I found the rest of it slow and the ending unsatisfying. The narrative structure (told over 50 years, out of order) made me think a bit more about how long a lifetime really is.
Jul 2019