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My Plans for the Day

There are so many books I’m in the middle of reading or have been gifted or lent and need to get on. I fiercely miss my childhood, when I would tear through a book in a day or two and go out on the prowl for something new without thought to a thing called the Internet.

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On my list:

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them by Elif Batuman

Recommended by Randi, Christmas gifted by Dad, I’m almost done with it, finally! I have half of the last chapter to read. Highly recommend it to anyone vaguely interested in Russia or Central Asia or literature.

The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell

Recommended and lent by RZ longer ago than I’m willing to admit publicly. Mentioned by Ze Frank in this video. It’s easy to read and it makes a lot of sense. A lot of it feels like simpler, more straightforward ways of thinking or talking about things that came up in my literary theory seminars in college. I need to get back to it!

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle

Lent to me by the Jones. I expect to disagree with the premise, but I’m interested to read the argument.

And, last but not least, Til We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis.

Gifted to me by Andrew. I don’t really know what it’s about. A retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, I think? But I have nothing but respect and admiration for all of Andrew’s reading choices, so I’m sure it’s gonna be amazing.

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