Nazis

Aug. 13th, 2017 11:00 pm
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I almost never post anything on here, but today I need to change. Nazis (or white nationalist, or alt-righters, or whatever name they choose to hide behind - from here on out, to me, they’re Nazis) have murdered people. We must stop them.

I have seen a LOT of people talking about how these people don’t represent America, but let me tell you, if you look at our history you will see that this is nothing new. People like this have been around for a long time. We could easily look the other way, and pretend that they weren’t there (and I am just as guilty of this as anybody). We just happen to be seeing more of them because our President, his political advisors, and seemingly a large portion of his political party are either a: craven cowards or b: actively courting the support of Nazis (please note: it’s probably b, given the history of several of the President’s advisors). They feel emboldened to come out and peddle their hate in the open.

I’ve also seen talk about debating with Nazis. What...what do you think debate is? Debate is a show, a performance to broadcast your position to an audience. If a Nazi loses a debate, do you think you’ve changed their mind? It’s a performance when it’s done in an educational context, and it’s a performance when we see our politicians engage in it. I see no need to allow Nazis a space to sell their hate, and I guarantee that you’ll never change their point of view with tons of facts and charts.

People are worried about violence “on both sides”. Really? REALLY? Look, of ALL the videos and photos I have seen, who’re loaded up with firearms? Torches (tiki torches, what the fuck)? Shields and truncheons? Have you ever heard of a leftist or a socialist or an LGTBQ+ activist plowing into Nazis with a car? C’mon.

And then, I have to look at myself in the mirror. How long have I been silent about this? How long have I said nothing while terrible things have happened? These Nazis want to destroy my friends, my family. Can I keep looking in that mirror without being ashamed? How can I help to stop them? I think the first thing I can do is stop being silent.
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I'm planning to focus on non-fiction this year; I predict that my number of books will be much lower, as I tend to take longer with non-fiction.

1*) The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation - Zhiyi (translated by Bhikshu Dharmamitra)
2*) The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse - Stonehouse (translated by Red Pine)
3) The Fisherman - John Langan (fiction)
4*) Understanding Reality - Chang Po-Tuan (translated by Thomas Cleary)
5*) The Inner Teachings of Taoism - Chang Po-Tuan, Liu I-Ming (translated by Thomas Cleary)
6*) The Book of Balance and Harmony - translated by Thomas Cleary
7*) Practical Taoism - translated by Thomas Cleary
8*) The Secret of the Golden Flower - translated by Thomas Cleary
9*) Down Below - Leonora Carrington
10) Zero History - William Gibson (re-read, fiction)
11*) Thunder in the Sky - translated by Thomas Cleary
12*) Conspicuous Consumption - Thorstein Veblen
13) Borne - Jeff VanderMeer (fiction) 
14) Head Full of Ghosts - Paul Tremblay (fiction)
15) Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel (fiction)
16) American Elsewhere - Robert Jackson Bennett (fiction)
17) The Secret History of Twin Peaks - Mark Frost (fiction)
18*) The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime - Zhiyi
19) Little Heaven - Nick Cutter (fiction)
20) Occultation - Laird Barron (fiction)
21*) Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic - Peter Kingsley
22* Stones of Aran: Labyrinth - Tim Robinson

(updated 3/1 to add The Fisherman, which I got through ILL).

(updated 3/24 for Understanding Reality)

(updated 4/11 for The Inner Teachings of Taoism)

(updated 5/3 for The Book of Balance and Harmony)

(updated 5/11 for Practical Taoism)

(updated 5/24 for The Secret of the Golden Flower)

(updated 5/28 for Down Below)

(updated 6/15 for Zero History)

(updated 6/25 for Thunder in the Sky, Conspicuous Consumption, and Borne)

(updated 7/15 for various fiction)

(updated 7/26 for The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime)

(updated 7/31 for Little Heaven)

(updated 8/7 for Occultation)

(updated 9/2 for Stones of Aran & Ancient Philosophy, etc.)
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Clothes:

Hoodie
Jacket
Jeans (3 pairs)
Slacks (1 pair)
Belt
Shorts (2 pairs - blue and khaki - wearing these on the trip out)
Exercise shorts (2 pairs)
T-shirts (6)

Nice shirt (1)
Sun shirt (1)
Socks (5 pairs athletic, 1 pair dress)
Undershirts (1 t-shirt, 1 tank top)
Underwear (6 pair)
Swimsuit

Shoes:

Tennis shoes
Nice shoes (?)
Tai chi shoes

Toiletries:

Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Floss
Deodorant
Razor
Shampoo

Conditioner
Ear plugs
Cotton Swabs
Band-aids
Vitamins
Protein Powder

Electronics:

Nintendo DS + Games + Charger (I think I'm going to leave this at home - save some room!)
Kindle + Charger
Laptop + Charger
Cellphone Charger
Mouse (?)
Headphones

Exercise Stuff:

Gymnastics rings
Blender bottle

Boooooks and Booklike stuff:

Fiction (none; bringing Kindle, which has plenty of fiction)
Nonfiction (1 OR 2 if they're small - save space)
Sketchbook (small)

Small Journal
Pencils (1 blue lead, 1 black)
Extra pencil lead (both)
Ballpoint/Rollerball Pens (1)
Fountain pen (1)
Extra ink cartridges (Pilot)
 
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Thanks to lil-m-moses, I just found the super-cool photos of Masashi Wakui - check them out: http://masa-photo.tumblr.com/ 

This is the type of stuff I would like to do with photography; I need to practice(by taking tons of photos; I mean, it's not like I would be spending money on film, right?).
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Well, it's all gravy from here on out, isn't it?

November reading list:

54) The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor Lavalle
53) Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff

Year to Date:

52) The Ladies of Grace Adieu, Susanna Clarke
51) Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
50) Game of Cages, Harry Connolly
49) The Wolf in Winter, John Connolly
48) A Song of Shadows, John Connolly
47) A Time of Torment, John Connolly
46) I am Providence, Nick Mamatas
45) The Ethical Assassin, David Liss
44) The Kingdom of the Hittites, Trevor Bryce*
43) Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone
42) Genocidal Organ, Project Itoh
41) A Blade of Black Steel, Alex Marshall
40) A Crown for Cold Silver, Alex Marshall
39) Gene Mapper, Taiyo Fuji
38) First and Last and Notebooks, Simone Weil*
37) The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien*
36) The Great Ordeal, R. Scott Bakker
35) Sensation, Nick Mamatas
34) Hortholary: Tales from Montagascony, Michael Reynier
33)  Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist, Phil Baker*
32) The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, J.R.R. Tolkien
31) The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, Mike Rohde*
30) Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Marcus Aurelius*
29) The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, J. R. R. Tolkien
28) Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
27) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
26) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
25) X's For Eyes, Laird Barron
24) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson*
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs
19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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Well, I've arrived at my goal earlier than last year; I suppose that's good? Perhaps I'll concentrate on non-fiction for the rest of the year, since it takes me much longer to finish one of those (and there are *plenty* in the hopper - more than plenty!)

October reading list:

52) The Ladies of Grace Adieu, Susanna Clarke
51) Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
50) Game of Cages, Harry Connolly

Year to date:

49) The Wolf in Winter, John Connolly
48) A Song of Shadows, John Connolly
47) A Time of Torment, John Connolly
46) I am Providence, Nick Mamatas
45) The Ethical Assassin, David Liss
44) The Kingdom of the Hittites, Trevor Bryce*
43) Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone
42) Genocidal Organ, Project Itoh
41) A Blade of Black Steel, Alex Marshall
40) A Crown for Cold Silver, Alex Marshall
39) Gene Mapper, Taiyo Fuji
38) First and Last and Notebooks, Simone Weil*
37) The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien*
36) The Great Ordeal, R. Scott Bakker
35) Sensation, Nick Mamatas
34) Hortholary: Tales from Montagascony, Michael Reynier
33)  Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist, Phil Baker*
32) The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, J.R.R. Tolkien
31) The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, Mike Rohde*
30) Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Marcus Aurelius*
29) The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, J. R. R. Tolkien
28) Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
27) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
26) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
25) X's For Eyes, Laird Barron
24) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson*
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs
19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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Oh hey, I forgot to make this list public. Whoops!

September reading list:

49) The Wolf in Winter, John Connolly
48) A Song of Shadows, John Connolly
47) A Time of Torment, John Connolly
46) I am Providence, Nick Mamatas
45) The Ethical Assassin, David Liss
44) The Kingdom of the Hittites, Trevor Bryce*


Year to Date

43) Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone
42) Genocidal Organ, Project Itoh
41) A Blade of Black Steel, Alex Marshall
40) A Crown for Cold Silver, Alex Marshall
39) Gene Mapper, Taiyo Fuji
38) First and Last and Notebooks, Simone Weil*
37) The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien*
36) The Great Ordeal, R. Scott Bakker
35) Sensation, Nick Mamatas
34) Hortholary: Tales from Montagascony, Michael Reynier
33)  Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist, Phil Baker*
32) The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, J.R.R. Tolkien
31) The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, Mike Rohde*
30) Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Marcus Aurelius*
29) The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, J. R. R. Tolkien
28) Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
27) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
26) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
25) X's For Eyes, Laird Barron
24) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson*
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs
19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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A week-long vacation does wonders for your reading, I find.

August reading list:

43) Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone
42) Genocidal Organ, Project Itoh
41) A Blade of Black Steel, Alex Marshall
40) A Crown for Cold Silver, Alex Marshall
39) Gene Mapper, Taiyo Fuji

Year to Date:

38) First and Last and Notebooks, Simone Weil*
37) The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien*
36) The Great Ordeal, R. Scott Bakker
35) Sensation, Nick Mamatas
34) Hortholary: Tales from Montagascony, Michael Reynier
33)  Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist, Phil Baker*
32) The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, J.R.R. Tolkien
31) The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, Mike Rohde*
30) Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Marcus Aurelius*
29) The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, J. R. R. Tolkien
28) Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
27) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
26) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
25) X's For Eyes, Laird Barron
24) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson*
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs
19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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Things are coming along nicely, and I *think* I'll have finished 52 books this year. 

July reading list:

38) First and Last and Notebooks, Simone Weil*
37) The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien*
36) The Great Ordeal, R. Scott Bakker
35) Sensation, Nick Mamatas

Year to date:

34) Hortholary: Tales from Montagascony, Michael Reynier
33)  Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist, Phil Baker*
32) The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, J.R.R. Tolkien
31) The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, Mike Rohde*
30) Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Marcus Aurelius*
29) The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, J. R. R. Tolkien
28) Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
27) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
26) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
25) X's For Eyes, Laird Barron
24) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson*
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs
19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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 I didn't really pay a lot of attention to the Toast before it was gone, (today is the last day of active content, and from here on out it's archive city, I guess?) but I would be TERRIBLY REMISS if I didn't link to this, perhaps the best article on the internet of all times:

The Most Metal Deaths in Middle-Earth, Ranked


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June reading list:

34) Hortholary: Tales from Montagascony, Michael Reynier
33)  Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London's Legendary Artist, Phil Baker*
32) The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, J.R.R. Tolkien
31) The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking, Mike Rohde*
30) Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas), Marcus Aurelius*
29) The Book of Lost Tales, Part One, J. R. R. Tolkien

Year to date:

28) Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
27) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
26) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
25) X's For Eyes, Laird Barron
24) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs
19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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 Well, I've gone 12 days without playing Hearthstone. I've sketched a couple of times, which is nice. I've also done more reading than I had previously (even though my 'reading list' posts might not show it - I've been reading books which would normally take me a lot more time). 

I've upped the ante. For the last 3 days, the rule has been no more fountain pen websites & forums (boo that fora is no longer the preferred term), and no more watch websites (or fora. HA I DO WHAT I WANT), either. Both will come up in my instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds, but those are timesucks in and of themselves that I will deal with when I'm ready, and I feel they are different (in the way that I interact with them).

Let's see what happens!
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May reading list:

28) Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone
27) The Return of the King, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
26) The Two Towers, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)
25) X's For Eyes, Laird Barron
24) The Fellowship of the Ring, J. R. R. Tolkien (reread)

Year to Date:

23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs
19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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Apropos of this nugget of nerdfitness, I've decided to lay off Hearthstone for a while.

Those of you who know me know that I tend to obsess (ahem OBSESS) about things when I become interested in them, and this game/timesuck is the latest in a long line of things that take up way too much time that could be used by other things.

Amy pointed the article out to me last week, but it was really driven home this weekend. My cousin, a fantastic artist, was telling me that she always looked up to me, and that I was an artistic inspiration. And I had to think hard about the last time I even sketched. Yikes.

I won't guarantee that my artistic output will blossom, but I do know that my time is better utilized.
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 April reading list:

23) The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
22) Playing at the World, Jon Peterson
21) The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers
20) Foreign Devils, John Hornor Jacobs

Year to Date:

19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*
13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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March reading list:

19) Stopping and Seeing, Chih-i (Zhiyi), translated by Thomas Cleary*
18) Medusa's Web, Tim Powers
17) Expiration Date, Tim Powers
16) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson
15) Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
14) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Charles Kahn*

Year to Date:

13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs
7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton*
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell*
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 Time for a February reading list!

13) Count Zero, William Gibson (re-read)
12) The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
11) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe, Thomas Ligotti
10) The Shibboleth, John Hornor Jacobs
9) The Twelve-Fingered Boy, John Hornor Jacobs
8) This Dark Earth, John Hornor Jacobs

Year to Date:

7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell
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 It begins!

7) Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, Roy Scranton
6) City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett
5) Gemini Cell, Myke Cole
4) Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman
3) The Croning, Laird Barron
2) The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Kai Ashante Wilson
1) How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell

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Well, I failed to get through 52 books this year...but it's not like I had made a promise to anyone but myself. So there.

49) The Present Alone is Our Happiness,
Pierre Hadot
48) The Black Company,
Glen Cook
47) Slade House,
David Mitchell
46) Soldier of Sidon,
Gene Wolfe (re-read)
45) The Broken Sword,
Poul Anderson

44) King Solomon's Mines
, Henry Rider Haggard
43) The Rim of Morning, William Sloane
42) Matter, Iain M. Banks
41) Declare, Tim Powers (re-read)
40) Southern Gods, John Hornor Jacobs
39) Pietr the Latvian, Georges Simenon
38) The Aeronaut's Windlass, Jim Butcher
37) Starting Strength, Mark Rippetoe
36) The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
35) The Inner Citadel, Pierre Hadot 
 
in process:

Fear and Trembling, Søren Kierkegaard
Alone with the Alone, Henri Corbin


Year-to-Date List:

34) The 'Geisters, David Nickle
33) Squat Every Day, Matt Perryman
32) Promise of Blood, Brian McClellan
31) The Crimson Campaign, Brian McClellan
30) Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines
29) Circle of Enemies: A Twenty Palaces Novel, Harry Connolly
28) Empire in Black and Gold, Adrian Tchaikovsky
27) Road to Heaven, Bill Porter
26) The Ipcress File, Len Deighton
25) The Narrator, Michael Cisco
 
24) The Incorruptibles, John Hornor Jacobs (Kindle)

23) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo (Kindle)
22) Of Human Freedom (Penguin Great Ideas), Epictetus (Kindle)
21) The Way Into Chaos, Harry Connolly (Kindle)
20) The Way Into Magic, Harry Connolly (Kindle)
19) The Way into Darkness, Harry Connolly (Kindle)
18) 1Q84, Haruki Murakami
 
17) The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (audio)
16) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami (audio)
15) Unholy Dimension, Jeffrey Thomas (Kindle)
14) Rasputin's Bastards, David Nickle (paperback)
13) The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obrecht (audio)
 
12) Night of Knives, Ian C. Esslemont (Kindle)
11) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (audio)
10) Metrophage, Richard Kadrey (Kindle)
9) Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Kindle)

8) On the Abolition of all Political Parties, Simone Weil (paperback)
7) Something Coming Through, Paul McAuley (Kindle)
6) All the Birds, Singing, Evie Wyld (paperback)
5) Use of Weapons, Iain M. Banks (paperback + audio)
4) Last Days, Adam Nevill (paperback)
  
3) In the Dark Places of Wisdom, Peter Kingsley (paperback)
2) Lovecraft's Monsters, edited by Ellen Datlow (Kindle)
1) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (hardcover)
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 Most recent (October/November):

44) King Solomon's Mines, Henry Rider Haggard
43) The Rim of Morning, William Sloane
42) Matter, Iain M. Banks
41) Declare, Tim Powers (re-read)
40) Southern Gods, John Hornor Jacobs
39) Pietr the Latvian, Georges Simenon
38) The Aeronaut's Windlass, Jim Butcher
37) Starting Strength, Mark Rippetoe
36) The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
35) The Inner Citadel, Pierre Hadot 
 
in process:

Fear and Trembling, Søren Kierkegaard
Alone with the Alone, Henri Corbin


Year-to-Date List:

34) The 'Geisters, David Nickle
33) Squat Every Day, Matt Perryman
32) Promise of Blood, Brian McClellan
31) The Crimson Campaign, Brian McClellan
30) Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines
29) Circle of Enemies: A Twenty Palaces Novel, Harry Connolly
28) Empire in Black and Gold, Adrian Tchaikovsky
27) Road to Heaven, Bill Porter
26) The Ipcress File, Len Deighton
25) The Narrator, Michael Cisco
 
24) The Incorruptibles, John Hornor Jacobs (Kindle)

23) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo (Kindle)
22) Of Human Freedom (Penguin Great Ideas), Epictetus (Kindle)
21) The Way Into Chaos, Harry Connolly (Kindle)
20) The Way Into Magic, Harry Connolly (Kindle)
19) The Way into Darkness, Harry Connolly (Kindle)
18) 1Q84, Haruki Murakami
 
17) The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (audio)
16) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami (audio)
15) Unholy Dimension, Jeffrey Thomas (Kindle)
14) Rasputin's Bastards, David Nickle (paperback)
13) The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obrecht (audio)
 
12) Night of Knives, Ian C. Esslemont (Kindle)
11) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline (audio)
10) Metrophage, Richard Kadrey (Kindle)
9) Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Kindle)

8) On the Abolition of all Political Parties, Simone Weil (paperback)
7) Something Coming Through, Paul McAuley (Kindle)
6) All the Birds, Singing, Evie Wyld (paperback)
5) Use of Weapons, Iain M. Banks (paperback + audio)
4) Last Days, Adam Nevill (paperback)
  
3) In the Dark Places of Wisdom, Peter Kingsley (paperback)
2) Lovecraft's Monsters, edited by Ellen Datlow (Kindle)
1) Seveneves, Neal Stephenson (hardcover)

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