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MannyRayner

Manny Rayner's book reviews

I love reviewing books - have been doing it at Goodreads, but considering moving here.

Currently reading

The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution
Richard Dawkins
R in Action
Robert Kabacoff
Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies
Douglas R. Hofstadter
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture
Harold McGee
Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood
Simon Evnine
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
Christopher M. Bishop
Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology
Richard C. Tolman
The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Julia Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten
Not a Chance: Fictions - Jessica Treat
Just finished. I didn't appreciate all the stories equally much, but the ones I liked --- "Walking", "Not a Chance", "Nicaraguan Birds", "His Sweater", I really liked. It's a mark of how affecting I found them that I feel somewhat uncomfortable explaining just why I appreciated these more than the others.

Normally, I'd wish I could write a fan letter to the author. For once, I can actually do that! But first, I'm logging on to Amazon and sending a copy to someone I haven't seen for too long. I think she'll like this book as much as I did.