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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

More Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol 2
Francis Darwin, Charles Darwin
Progress: 56/501 pages
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Ursula K. Le Guin
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R.S. Thomas
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The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
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Tales from Watership Down
Richard Adams
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Canaletto: Bernardo Bellotto Paints Europe
Andreas Schmacher
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Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
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Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
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A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
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Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
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All Cats have Asperger Syndrome, Kathy Hoopmann

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome - Kathy Hoopmann

Here's a delightful book explaining the traits of Asperger's Syndrome, with short, simple text over illustrative and cute pics of kittens and cats. It's obviously aimed at children but it wouldn't be a bad first place to start learning as an adult and it only takes a few minutes to read cover to cover. The idea probably came from the quote "Cats are autistic dogs," which is quite apt...

 

Quibbles:
1. The convention is "Asperger's Syndrome," not "Asperger Syndrome."
2. A small number of the traits mentioned do not apply to all but the phrasing suggests they do.
3. The gendered language, "His..." throughout is frustrating because Aspergirls exist and this could give the impression that they don't. It's avoidable just by rephrasing to refer to plural Aspies.