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It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
Thomas Schreiber, Holger Kantz
Progress: 129/320 pages
The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters
Dana Lee Baker
Progress: 191/239 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 359/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 110/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 76/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
I Am a Cat
Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume
Progress: 357/638 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 502 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Yates is gone and so is the theatre, much to the relief of Sir Thomas.

Reading progress update: I've read 1257 out of 1344 pages.

The Complete Works (Oxford Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, John Jowett, Gary Taylor

(Slightly overdue) monthly challenge update: With one play and four Acts to go, along with 24 sonnets and various other short poems, I'm anticipating a February finish.

 

Buckingham, betrayed and sentenced to death, forgives all and sundry. Rumours abound that Henry will try to divorce Katherine - and he had dinner with Anne the night before...

Reading progress update: I've read 242 out of 414 pages.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: - Ronald Waldron, Unknown All right, what was Gawain up to? Ah, yes. Being dressed up in fancy furs and fed soups and fish, whilst sat on embroidered cushions. It's Christmas Eve.

Reading progress update: I've read 500 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen Edmund was correct in thinking Daddykins would not approve of acting!

Reading progress update: I've read 491 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen Oh noes! Daddy's home!

Reading progress update: I've read 106 out of 239 pages.

The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters - Dana Lee Baker

Various Canadian and U.S. Politicians: We need a cure for autism because it's expensive!
Me: Fuck off, you eugenics-promoting crypto-fascist assholes.

Reading progress update: I've read 129 out of 320 pages.

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis - Thomas Schreiber, Holger Kantz

I while back I arrived at the "advanced topics" and sure enough things got a lot harder. There was one hilarious bit where the author spouts a horrendous mess of incomprehensible point-set topological jargon and then announces that was the version accessible to physicists, avoiding mathematical technicalities...

Reading progress update: I've read 476 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

According to Edmund, who is being held up as the arbiter of morality, delicacy and respectability, deems private amateur dramatics to be beyond the pale. According to me, he's a bit of a pompous arse...

Reading progress update: I've read 101 out of 239 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Alzheimer's is a disease: it's degenerative and will eventually kill you if nothing else does first. Autism is not degenerative and will not directly kill you: IT IS NOT A DISEASE.

Reading progress update: I've read 238 out of 414 pages.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: - Ronald Waldron, Unknown

It's Christmas Eve and Gawain is riding Gryngolet through a particularly dismal and dense forest when he happens upon the a beautiful castle - his prayers are answered!

Reading progress update: I've read 1253 out of 1344 pages.

The Complete Works (Oxford Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, John Jowett, Gary Taylor

Tudor politics: treacherous and dangerous.

Reading progress update: I've read 1046 out of 1100 pages.

Ursula K. Le Guin: Hainish Novels and Stories, Vol. 1: Rocannon's World / Planet of Exile / City of Illusions / The Left Hand of Darkness / The Dispossessed / Stories (The Library of America) - Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin

The original version of Winter's King.

Reading progress update: I've read 236 out of 414 pages.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: - Ronald Waldron, Unknown

Gawain wanders around, friendless and alone, except when wodwoes, bulls, bears and boars attack him. It rains then it sleets then everything freezes and suddenly it's Christmas Eve. No sign of any Green knights or chapels. Time to pray to Mary.

Reading progress update: I've read 425 out of 1220 pages.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen - Jane Austen

Some characters. Some more characters. Even more characters. A horse. Even more characters...wait, who's this person, again? And this one? And this one fancies this one...or not. And this one doesn't fancy anybody...or maybe everybody...or maybe just that one who's engaged to that other one..

OK, I remember why I had to abandon this when ill...

Reading progress update: I've read 85 out of 320 pages.

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis - Thomas Schreiber, Holger Kantz

This is proving to an excellent introduction to a fascinating but notoriously treacherous subject. I wish I had started reading it much earlier.

Reading progress update: I've read 75 out of 239 pages.

The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters - Dana Lee Baker

The history of de-institutionalisation: The author notes that provision of care in the community was initially woeful. Fails to note that this was because the right-wing governments involved only did it to save money so they just closed the institutions and didn't bother with even attempting to provide replacement care because they didn't give a shit.