May. 13th, 2009

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I Don't Like Guys Like You, Who Lack Telepathy - Things I Read During March

Hmm, looks like I mostly read manga this month.

I also read Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice, which I'm not going to review because I feel like I said enough about it enough in my bread posts. (In short, it's great... depending on your learning style.)

Okay, here we go – Cut for hugeness! )

And I read like two things during April, because my brain was fried:

Yellow Tanabe - Kekkaishi vol. 16 (4/12)

New arc! Interesting developments! Etc.

Elizabeth Weyland Barber - Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years (4/26)

I came across this book in someone's (I think it may have been Jo Walton's) list of fuel for SF/F worldbuilding. It seemed interesting! And besides, I knew shit-all about the fiber arts, which suddenly seemed like a major oversight in my education.

The book is light on the big fancy theses and heavy on the fascinating details and unexpected connections. It's basically a history of textile technology, and given the importance of cloth and string in the history of civilization, Barber is able to ride that horse to some very interesting places. Highly recommended.

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I just remembered that I still have a (useless-to-me) retail copy of Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.0) sitting around. May as well get it out of here; anyone need an upgrade? Works on PPC and Intel Macs. Not installed on any extant computers (not that this matters with OS X). Comes with shiny-pants box, etc.

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