Reading

I read 100 novels in 2015.  That number will be lower in 2016, but the number of dissertations I have written will increase by one.  Below are some of the books I've read recently.

A Discovery of Witches
The Three-Body Problem
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
City of Bones
Sisterland
Axis
The Amber Spyglass
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Modern Romance
The Subtle Knife
The Fifth Season
Shadow of the Hegemon
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Ender's Shadow
Ender's Game
Spin
Seveneves
What Alice Forgot
Misery
 

Travel

Some of my favorite places (Paris; The Maldives; Los Angeles; Sterling, MA; New York; Bangkok; The Taj Majal; Amsterdam; Pittsburgh; Ireland; Hampi; Udaipur; Belize)

 

 

Yarncraft

I especially like knitting animals, blankets, hats, and lace shawls.

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Gastronomy

Amateur culinary anthropology.

Cooking and baking

Cooking and baking

Fire-escape gardening

Fire-escape gardening

Conducting wine tastings

Conducting wine tastings

Food vacations

Food vacations

 

Music

Music snobbery: including going to shows and amassing a collection of over 1000 vinyl records.

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