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.
Some of my favorite places (Paris; The Maldives; Los Angeles; Sterling, MA; New York; Bangkok; The Taj Majal; Amsterdam; Pittsburgh; Ireland; Hampi; Udaipur; Belize)
I especially like knitting animals, blankets, hats, and lace shawls.
Amateur culinary anthropology.
Music snobbery: including going to shows and amassing a collection of over 1000 vinyl records.