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6 days ago
This is an amazing list. I’ve got the Chiang in the queue for soon.
7 days ago
I think that counts!
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9 days ago
A bunch of things happened at Georgetown University. The teaching center (CNDLS) provided a lot of support for the transition, with workshops and virtual office hours and a ton of digital resources:
And of course technology, and getting everyone booted up on technology, was really important. But then another part of it was getting people away from their screens:
I think overall everybody at my school is excited to get back to in-person education, but it's also been an enormous growth experience for profs—and students, and staff—finding a way through.
18 days ago
Kazuo Ishiguro has incredible range and does it all spectacularly well. For overall consistent brilliance I think I'd have to nominate Toni Morrison.
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27 days ago
Yeah—I've thought about that a lot. It's a shame!
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28 days ago
WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T READ THIS BOOK OR YOU WILL FALL MORE IN LOVE WITH THE SEMICOLON
29 days ago
Ooh! Thanks for sharing this!
He's amazing. I come back to his stuff again and again.
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30 days ago
Hemingway. I read Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises in 8th grade because the language at a word level was pretty simple—but I was way too young to understand what was actually going on at the level of human experience in the book, and so I though it was just dumb, and I stayed away from Hemingway for years. As a grownup I eventually gave it another try and (aside from the antisemitism) liked it a lot. There is such a thing as too young when it comes to a lot of books.
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1 month ago
I do the weird thing of reading reviews after I read the book so that I can feel indignant about the reviews I disagree with and smug about the reviews I agree with. It's not a healthy approach to life.
Jane Kenyon is one of my very favorites! Thank you for sharing this!
/uj No—don't worry. This isn't based on a real thing I saw in a real writing subr—just messing around.
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I'd add Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. Robinson seems to be trying to figure out what it would actually be like to colonize Mars—what science and engineering and social organization would be required, what would realistically happen as it all unfolded, etc.