Terribly sorry for the lack of posting (and the tardy responses to the Turing Test players). I took a trip back to the East Coast and promptly got sick when I returned. On the plus side. a mere four months after I moved to Berkeley, I finally have furniture, so I thought I might give you an updated tour of my room.
Or, at least the most important part.
My bookshelf starts off with Sondheim’s two volumes of annotated lyrics (Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat, both highly recommended. and includes other guides to artistic endeavors like singing, embroidering, and hitting people artfully.
Next up are my math books (including Naming Infinity which I turned out not to like at all, which, I’m sorry to say, has been what’s delaying running the promised bookclub). Music of the Primes is quite good, and next time I won’t propose book clubs for things I haven’t read, no matter how enticing.
Next up, all my books on disease and philosophy of medicine. Almost. The last few are on language, but I decided they could hang out with fun folks like The Ghost Map and Pox Americana because they all touch on what it is to be human and embodied.
Taking up more shelf than it did in my last-preconversion bookshelf picture, is my religion section. (About a third of which appears to be Lewis, which doesn’t even count the ones of his I have on my kindle like Of Other Worlds and Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer).
And, just filling out the shelf, is the fiction section. Appallingly small, for me, but it turns out that fiction is usually the easiest to get my hands on at the library, so I culled more aggressively here. The rest of the books are much more likely to be hard to get on short notice or frequent references. (Yes, including the book on yellow fever up in the history of medicine section!)
The catch-all section includes general nonfiction, plays, dvds, and Acting with an Accent (Irish) CDs.
And safe on the end are books I have on loan (from friends or libraries). Last on the end is on the recommendation of and for discussion with my gentleman caller.
And for one glimpse of the rest of my room, here is a shelf with the steam engine I machined in college, an icon of St. Augustine. and some armor. Pretty much sums it up.
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