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i read a lot of science fiction but also a lot of other random stuff. libraries are good. i also like the little free variety of library, used bookstores, & the high seas. he/him

my fake and arbitrary rating system: - 5 stars: good. i recommend it - 4 stars: fine, but not entirely my cup of tea - 3 stars: not good, but with some redeeming qualities that might make it worth reading - 2 stars: bad, with a few redeeming qualities - 1 star: horrible

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Uzumaki (2013, VIZ Media) 5 stars

Kurôzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi …

excellent. disturbing

5 stars

first off I'd strongly advise against reading this (or any of Junji Ito's works, probably) if body horror is a big problem for you. that said, Uzumaki is really good! the art is amazingly done, and the slow escalation from relatively self-contained (and occasionally kind of silly) spiral-based phenomena to... the stuff that happens at the end... is just fantastic.

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Hardcover, 2021, Tordotcom) 5 stars

It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; …

Another masterpiece from Becky Chambers

5 stars

My god, this was a delightful book. The only bad thing about this book is that now I really want to be a tea monk who travels around on a tiny home ebike. Everything else was splendid and fantastic.

started reading Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula (2003, Penguin) 4 stars

It tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he …

i started reading this with the "daily dracula" e-mail newsletter, & it only just now occurred to me to add it to my reading list. there are many editions listed on bookwyrm so i picked one semi-randomly

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Think like a Commoner (2014, New Society Publishers) 5 stars

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think if you …

There is just one significant flaw in the tragedy [of the commons] parable. It does not accurately describe a commons. Hardin's fictional scenario sets forth a system that has no boundaries around the pasture, no rules for managing it, no punishments for overuse and no distinct community of users. But that is not a commons. ... A commons requires that there be a community willing to act as a conscientious steward of a resource

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