Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
I just conversed with my sister and lent her: One-L…
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
I just conversed with my sister and lent her: One-L by Scott Turow, Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress, Waiting by Ha Jin, and a book of graphic --that is, comic-book style-- retellings of various fairy tales. The first two I bought at garage sales or used book stores. The third I bought new, or Dan bought for me, at Moe's or Cody's on Telegraph. The fourth I received as a gift for my birthday in 2000 from a couple that has since broken up.
I'm listening to You Will Go to the Moon by Moxy Früvous on a disc what Steve gave me. Thanks, Steve.
Speaking of books [disingenuous segue]: Leonard and I browsed at Pegasus yesterday. We saw a book entitled The Maths Gene. (As many of you, my fair readers, already know, "maths" is a British abbreviation for "mathematics," as strange to US-dwellers as "math" is to UK residents.) Leonard remarked that we must be seeing the British version of the book, since the version for export to the US would have an altered title. I said, "Yeah, The Maths Gene and the Sorcerer's Stone."