To my surprise, googling on that yields nothing, though it seems like a very obvious joke.
Mini-existential crisis–I wrote two new book blog entries, which took forever (maybe 45 minutes each) when they were forgettable books that I though deserved maybe a sentence each; I’ve been asked to do book reviews for a new newspaper & don’t know if I want to/ought to/would regret saying no. How to balance wanting to try & do everything with having the normal spacetime limitations? My coping strategy for most of my life has been to do a bit of what I most want to do at any given moment, then use denial and procrastination to avoid making decisions. Hmm…somehow that doesn’t seem to to turn out particularly well. Strange!
I just finished Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin, which is such a remarkable, mindblowing, thought-provoking book that it made me think of the best books I’ve ever read so that I can put it on the list.
Five Best/Most Interesting/Most Mind-blowing Books I’ve Ever Read (The Ones That Jump to Mind, At Least)
- Chance and Necessity, Jacques Monod
- A Pattern Language, Christopher Alexander
- Metamagical Themas, Douglas Hofstadter
- On Liberty, John Stuart Mill
- Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin