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Coyote Musings
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his coat the same brown
as the dust from which he rises


What is the sound of one hand slapping Schroedinger's cat?


The Quantum Duck goes "quark, quark."

September 2010
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Ferretshock: Bookstore Edition

I would just call this Ferretshock, but it's kind of embarrassing to admit that I had ferretschock over the number of choices that were suddenly available to me at ... Del Taco ... of all places.

But anyway. I went out tonight to spend my Bookstore Gift card and came home with: Proust was a Neuroscientist, a book I had heard of during one of the Radio Lab podcasts that some lovely person introduced me to during Holidailies. If I could remember who you were, I would offer kisses and virtual first borns because I have much love for the Radio Lab shows. Popular Science, but not in a bad way. So, yeah. Proust was a Neuroscientist, in the cart, followed by Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Secularism, which is about just exactly what it sounds like it might be about. I also picked up the book that Peter from Clean Sweep wrote on uncluttering. My house is not hugely cluttered, but it could use some help to avoid going that way (I have three computers in my house: two desktops and one laptop. Two macs and one PC. This strikes me as somewhat excessive. and is an example of why I picked up Peter's book). I also picked up The Fabric of the Cosmos, Brian Greene following up on The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, a book which I have made it almost 95% of the way through and of which I have probably truly comprehended about 12%.

And, of course, because I know I will get pleasure from reading them, I picked up The Stepsister Scheme by Lj's own jimhines, and The Vacant Throne by Lj's own jpsorrow, and Joshua may I just say that I can't spell your last name to save my life. The Stepsister Scheme I've read a snippet or two of, and I don't recall seeing any of Jim's Goblins, but I doubt he needs them to tell this story. I did not buy a copy of mindy_klasky's Magic and the Modern Girl, the latest in the Sorcery and the Single Girl series, because I had already received a copy. It was on my list, though, along with a copy of The Last Lecture (why, I do not know), a book published by Beacon Press on understanding the bible for religious liberals, and a CD on meditation by Jack Kornfield who has a really unfortunate name. And Shreve's book about Charlie, The Daily Coyote.

In fact, if either Jim or Joshua were to be willing, I might try to come up with some interview-like questions to be shared around with their answers as my part of arranging a virtual tour. Actually, that offer goes pretty much for anyone who's having a book published or who thinks that a second push of the founder of bookwhores_anon community might get them some more readers. And Bookwhores is probably where I'd post said vInterviews.

I never make "interesting" posts when I'm under the influence. Just slightly off-kilter ones.

Anyone want to bet on the quality of my coding?


Jim's Goblin books are AWESOME. I haven't had a chance to read the Cinderella book yet, but it is on my shelf.

Is it on your shelf to review? Oh, that would be lovely for Jim. :)

Only because I'm still in a "focus on facts" mood am I not sitting down with it RIGHT NOW.

I reviewed the first two Goblin books, the third was reviewed by kerinda. She liked it so much that I sent her the Cinderella book to review, too. For me, it's just plain old pleasure reading--as soon as I recover from March review-writing.


Jim has a lovely, deft touch. I'm curious to see how he handles a cast of all women; if he can upend the stereotypes as he did with the goblins.

I'd be more than happy to answer questions, if you'd like. My e-mail is jchines42 -at- hotmail.com. And thanks!

Also, re: Joshua's name, I recommend flash cards ;-)