Tag Archive: culture

Jul 21

Book Review: Devoured

Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies–How What We Eat Defines Who We Are by Sophie Egan When I think about food, it’s usually in the context of “what am I going to make for dinner” or gnashing my teeth in irritation about coworkers evangelizing about their latest fad diets. Food is a huge part …

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Apr 23

Book Review: Ancillary Sword

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie In many ways this book was easier to get into than the first one. Now the fact that Breq used to be a ship is no longer a mystery, and I know what ancillaries are, and I’m a little more familiar with how the Imperial Radch conduct their affairs. The …

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Jan 06

Book Review: The Triple Package

The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America by Amy Chua This isn’t a terrible book, but it’s not spectacular either. On one hand, Chua and Rubenfeld put into simple words something I inherently understood but had never said out loud before: Insecurity, a sense of …

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Sep 29

New Publication! Poisoned Bluestripe & The Machine and Her Mahout

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I just published two of my old hard sf stories for your enjoyment. ¬†Currently they are free on Smashwords and 99 cents on Kindle. Here’s the smashwords link. Here’s the Kindle link. It should be available on Nook and Sony and itunes and all the rest in a few days. If anyone finds a new …

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May 29

Book Review: Reading Classes

Reading Classes: On Culture and Classism in America by Barbara Jensen I bought this book after attending a panel and workshop presented by the author at a con, and I was so hungry to learn more that I bought her book. Class in America is a subject that we don’t like to talk about. In …

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