dean reading

nonfiction

Zara Stone, Killer Looks: The Forgotten History of Plastic Surgery in Prisons: Collapse )
Emmanuel Probst, Brand Hacks: How to Build Brands by Fulfilling the Human Quest for Meaning (rev. ed.): Collapse )
Eric Cervini, The Deviant’s War: Collapse )
Ken Ellingwood, First to Fall: Elijah Lovejoy and the Fight for a Free Press in the Age of Slavery: Collapse )
Davarian L. Baldwin, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: Collapse )
Walter Johnson, The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States: Collapse )

Susan Neiman, Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil: Collapse )

Elizabeth Kolbert, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the FutureCollapse )
Jennifer Taub, Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar CrimeCollapse )
Tim Hwang, Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the InternetCollapse )
Martha S. Jones, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum AmericaCollapse )
Ashley Mears, Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party CircuitCollapse )

Brad Stone, Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global EmpireCollapse )

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Fiction

Stephanie Grey, Zombie Response Team ZRT: Division TennesseeCollapse )
Chuck Wendig, ZeroesCollapse )
Chuck Wendig, InvasiveCollapse )
Chuck Wendig, Unclean SpiritsCollapse )
Chuck Wendig, The Complete Double DeadCollapse )
Natalie Zina Walschots, Hench: A NovelCollapse )
Diane Duane, Omnitopia DawnCollapse )

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nonfiction

What's the difference between a bag of cat food and a bag of basmati rice in similar shiny packaging? Turns out, our cats didn't sense any, leading to some early morning guerilla bag opening and a need for new rice storage.

Erin Austin Dwyer, Mastering Emotions: Feelings, Power, and Slavery in the United States: 1Collapse )
Jordan Ellenberg, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else: Collapse )
Daniel Greene, The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope: Collapse )
Adam Alter, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked: Collapse )
Thomas J. Tobin & Kirsten T. Behling, Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Collapse )

Cyndi Kernahan, Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Collapse )
Stephen D. Brookfield and Associates, Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism: Collapse )

Stacey Abrams, Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real ChangeCollapse )
Pankaj Mishra, From the Ruins of EmpireCollapse )
Camila Townsend, Fifth SunCollapse )
Dorothy A. Brown, The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--And How We Can Fix ItCollapse )
Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, & Sheila Heen, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters MostCollapse )
Joseph Henrich, The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly ProsperousCollapse )

Andrew L. Whitehead & Samuel L. Perry, Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United StatesCollapse )

James Dommek Jr., Midnight SonCollapse )

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Nonfiction

Barack Obama, A Promised LandCollapse )
Victor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for MeaningCollapse )
George Chauncey, Gay New YorkCollapse )
Kurt Kohlstedt & Roman Mars, The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday DesignCollapse )
Kathryn S. Olmsted, Real EnemiesCollapse )
David Dayen, MonopolizedCollapse )
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams DeferredCollapse )

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Fiction and Star Trek

Big backlog on reviews, but will work on it.

My daughter has consented to watch ST:TOS and I am constantly dumbfounded by Shatner's luminous beauty, always sweating/glowing under the studio lights, giving him a dewy masculinity that's such a huge contrast to the other, craggier male castmembers. He's even regularly lit like a femme fatale, a band of light across his eyes, though they don't blur the lens for him the way they do when a young woman is the only one in frame. (Uhura gets the blur, I was deeply relieved to see; she and Spock are already my daughter's favorites.)

Foz Meadows, A Tyranny of QueensCollapse )
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C.L. Polk, The Midnight BargainCollapse )
Chuck Wendig, BlackbirdsCollapse )
David Brin, The Best of David BrinCollapse )
Chuck Wendig, The Book of AccidentsCollapse )

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Fiction

Saad Z Hossain, Djinn CityCollapse )
Seanan McGuire, Dying with Her Cheer Pants On:Collapse )
Charles Stross, Escape from PurolandCollapse )

Tasha Suri, The Jasmine ThroneCollapse )
Patricia Lockwood, No One Is Talking About ThisCollapse )
C.L. Polk, SoulstarCollapse )
Danez Smith, HomieCollapse )
Linden A. Lewis, The First SisterCollapse )
C.S. Friedman, This Virtual NightCollapse )

Andy Weir, Project Hail MaryCollapse )

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Nonfiction

Kio Stark, When Strangers MeetCollapse )
George E. Vaillant, Triumphs of ExperienceCollapse )
Hana Schank and Tara Dawson McGuinness, Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest TechnologyCollapse )
Patrick Radden Keefe, Empire of PainCollapse )
Leidy Klotz, Subtract: The Untapped Science of LessCollapse )
James Shapiro, Shakespeare in a Divided AmericaCollapse )
Mehrsa Baradaran, How the Other Half BanksCollapse )
Martin J. Sherwin, Gambling with ArmageddonCollapse )
Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings: An Asian American ReckoningCollapse )
Anne Harrington, The Mind FixersCollapse )
Andrés Reséndez, The Other SlaveryCollapse )
Gerda Lerner, Living With HistoryCollapse )
David Kaiser, How the Hippies Saved PhysicsCollapse )

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Fiction/Julie and the Phantoms

Just finished watching Julie and the Phantoms on Netflix, a show that has no business being as good as it ended up being. Julie is a teen who lost her mom, and also lost the ability to play the music that she used to make with her mom. When she accidentally brings three ghosts—three members of a boy band that was on the verge of breaking out when they died—back, they discover that they can be heard when they’re making music. The actors commit to roles that require extreme suspension of disbelief, and they’re very wholesome and charming. The songs are generic but the lead is a great singer, and I ended up sobbing twice in later episodes because it skillfully played on my heartstrings. Obviously, premised on death of a parent, death of a teenaged child. Mild romance, no sex.

Leigh Bardugo, Rule of WolvesCollapse )
Adrian Tchaikovsky, Guns of the DawnCollapse )
Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Tiger and the WolfCollapse )
Aiden Thomas, Cemetery BoysCollapse )
Susanna Clarke, PiranesiCollapse )
Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry for the FutureCollapse )
Everina Maxwell, Winter’s OrbitCollapse )
Seanan McGuire, Across the Green Grass Fields:Collapse )

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Anne Appelbaum, Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism: Collapse )

Heather McGhee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together: Collapse )

Virginia DeJohn Anderson, Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early AmericaCollapse )
Michael W. Twitty, The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old SouthCollapse )
Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our DiscontentsCollapse )
Maria Konnikova, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win:Collapse )
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on CrimeCollapse )
Sarah Kendzior, Hiding in Plain SightCollapse )

Martin Senftleben, The Copyright / Trademark Interface: How the Expansion of Trademark Protection Is Stifling Cultural CreativityCollapse )
Allie Brosh, Solutions and Other ProblemsCollapse )
Jen Gunter, The Menopause ManifestoCollapse )
Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in AmericaCollapse )
Sarah Chayes, On Corruption in America: And What Is at StakeCollapse )

E. Charlotte Stevens, Fanvids: Television, Women, and Home Media Re-UseCollapse )

Anjali Vats, The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of AmericansCollapse )

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