What I read in May

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May — oh my May. It doesn’t look like I read very much, but it was enough to push me over 78 books completed! What did I read last month? It was a mix of science, science fiction, with a few other books tossed in.

May 2018 Reading List

  • Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World by Krista Suh
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
  • Needle Weaving Techniques for Hand Embroidery by Hazel Blomkamp
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman
  • Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita (translator)
  • His Dark Materials (1-3) by Phillip Pullman
  • Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised Updated by Vogue Knitting Editors

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Recommendations

I don’t have much extra to say today because the kittens wore me out. However, they get to nap long before I do; I’m frantically preparing for TNNA.

I think the one book that made me happiest to finish was Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. It’s been on my reading list for a while. I broke down and borrowed the audiobook from the library, it was delightful to listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson read it to me while I worked on knitting a sample for LGF Suris.

If you haven’t read Douglas Adams or reread any of his writing recently, please go do so. It was refreshing. I’ll finish out the HG2G books soon. Also — yes, go read Space Opera it’s a ton of fun. If you enjoyed His Dark Materials I believe you will enjoy La Belle Sauvage.

I highly recommend the new edition of Vogue Knitting. My bookshelves once had a 2002 edition that was lent to a student on what I guess became permanent loan and I never bothered to replace it. I will with this new amazing edition. Jillian wrote all the words about it that I would, you can read her thoughts over at Knitty. Yes, it is one of my desert island dessert books for sure!

June Reads

In nonfiction, I’m still reading This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War–Era Washington, D.C. by Jessica Ziparo. I’ve known Jess since Junior High and we took AP American History together in high school, I’m not surprised that this is the book she’s written. I’m hopeful to focus on it this much. I’m also reading Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (History of Computing) by Marie Hicks and checked out Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world by Andrea Barnet. The theme continues.

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One Reply to “What I read in May”

  1. Ahhh, those kittens. You inspired me to find a copy and read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I just finished reading Minority Leader and Michael Pollan’s new book, How to Change Your Mind. As Spock would say, Fascinating.

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