Books! What are you currently reading or just finished?

Never having got around to read Dune, I decided now was the right time, after re-watching “Dune: Part 1” (2021), and finding out that “Part 2” is planned at the end of this year.

I got a bundle of the first 3 books into my Kindle a week ago, and so far only reading in bed before sleeping.


I love this book deeply. And your tough/boring/fun/sweet is dead on.

Try Against the Day next if you need more.


My Pynchon scoreboard so far is

  • :white_check_mark: V.
  • :white_check_mark: The Crying of Lot 49
  • :white_check_mark: Grativy’s Rainbow
  • :white_check_mark: Slow Learner
  • :white_check_mark: Vineland
  • :white_check_mark: Mason & Dixon
  • :black_large_square: Against The Day
  • :white_check_mark: Inherent Vice
  • :black_large_square: Bleeding Edge

which, wow, I didn’t realize I was that close to the whole list (so far)


I just started Gravity’s Rainbow the other day, not sure what to make of it at first glance but there’s a long way to go.


Finished this before work today - a book on Power Electronics.

Most of the contributions were from those in the scene, performers and some theorists/writers.

Much of it was repugnant but some were really good and the one by Brut (Sonia Dietrich) was worth the purchase of the book alone. That fact that the editors put her contribution second to last practically illustrated the point that she was making.

Anyway, as the only book on PE (that I know of) I guess I’d recommend it but except for a handful of the contributions I can’t say it was an enjoyable read (though it was educational for someone more knowledgeable about Noise than PE).


I love that book! Ben Franklin in purple shades.


Against the Day is quite amazing. I didn’t even know about Bleeding Edge.

Fun fact: I read Gravity’s Rainbow as a teen because Laurie Anderson referenced Pynchon in her song “Gravity’s Angel.” Gravity 's Angel - Laurie Anderson.wmv - YouTube


I was reading Blueprint from Robert Plomin. It is quite interesting, has some progressive points for the science, but I think he is too much in love with his statistics. It would have done the book better if he didn’t write so much about the figures, but more about the philosophy. Now, we decided in the book club from university to read Yuval Harari - Sapiens.

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Hey friends! Over at Humble Bundle there’s an audiobook bundle that includes… all (or most? There are 6) of the Murderbot audiobooks + others for $20 (minimum). I loved the books and wanted to share in case anyone is interested. Past experience with Humble Bundle audiobooks is these are (should be) audio files you can load into Apple Music (or whatever music library software you use), so you don’t need a specific platform to listen!

Deal linked here.


Eleanor Catton’s Birnam Wood. It’s a page turner.