Book binge

Here is what I have checked out from the library right now (in the order in which they are due):

  1. Cooking by Hand, by Paul Bertolli — for G.
  2. Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, by Gene Logsdon
  3. Your Money: The Missing Manual, by MeFi’s own J.D. Roth
  4. Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft — a short story collection, also for G.
  5. No Idle Hands: A Social History of American Knitting, by Anne MacDonald
  6. Stop Stealing Sheep and Find Out How Type Works, by Erik Spiekermann and E.M Ginger
  7. The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century, by Ian Mortimer — totally enjoyable, though the first chapter-ish is a bit dull.
  8. The Watchers Out of Time, more Lovecraft for G.
  9. Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace, by David Lipsky — I thought this would be a huge giant book — I wonder why??
  10. Color Knitting the Easy Way, by Melissa Leapman
  11. Expendable, by James Alan Gardner, recommended in an AskMe thread I can’t find now
  12. The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc, by Larissa Juliet Taylor
  13. American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields, by Rowan Jacobsen
  14. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, recommended in the same AskMe thread, I believe
  15. Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More, by Dianne Jacob

Here is what I am reading: Kraken, by China MiƩville, which is a book I own, and not one of the fifteen that will be due within three weeks; and, seed catalogs; and, this MetaFilter thread about Egypt and this Mother Jones article/thread about Egypt.

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