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About meAnother bibliotaph.
I become unmoored without a novel to read. I've been diagnosed with adult ADHD, though, and sometimes finishing a book is a struggle, albeit a worthwhile struggle.
I am interested in, among other things, science and mathematics (though the latter, along with computer science, I've discovered is not my metier); contortion, yoga, and dance (I'm not sure when I will finish my Yoga Alliance certification); literature; words and language (philologastery?--I have been unable to obtain formal training in linguistics, and the Japanese and German books I own I have left untouched for years, by the way); nature; and advocacy for reform movements, understanding privilege, the neuropsychosocial basis for prejudice and tribalism, the intersectionality of oppressions, ethics in general, although my understanding of such certainly isn't as sophisticated as I might like.
A former doctoral student in computer science, I hadn't been able to work or attend school until recently (and only one community college class :/) due to a recalcitrant seizure disorder, along with secondary panic disorder and a major depressive episode. However, I've kept myself as busy as I can (which does vary) in the interim, with reading and studying and the like. I'm now interested in transitioning to biochemistry or medicine, deo (or dea or, my primary inclination, nihil) volente, or, cough, dance. The details are complicated...but my seizure disorder seems to have atypically worsened, I'm afraid.
About my libraryI used to have an obsession with finding the "best" science and mathematics books but no longer do....
I got rid of four boxes of books the summer before last. I didn't catalog all that I gave away then, nor did I catalog the books that I resold after graduating high school.
Some of my more, polysemantically speaking, "private" books I have left unlisted.
I may start cataloging books that I would especially like to read but haven't had a chance to check out from a library or purchase yet, and I would tag these separately. I'm an underliner, so I prefer to purchase books, but because of financial exigencies I often end up borrowing books from the library and scribbling near-illegible annotations in a notebook as I read.
I'm starting to think my extensive library is more a manifestation of neurosis in the vein of obsessive-compulsive disorder than of erudition. I do the best I can, I suppose.
It can be easy to get a hold of electronic books these days. I typically only list those that I have at least partially read.
The periodical I read the most often is The Atlantic, but I also enjoy selections from The Economist, New Internationalist, The New Republic, and similar publications, along with salient selections from biochemistry, organic chemistry, and general science journals. More often, I read A TON of well-written, insightful blogs when I have the time, many of which discuss current issues in anti-oppression and social justice movements, along with, for example, those promulgating current advances in the life sciences and science-based medicine.
Although I'm a little unreliable (or more than a little unreliable) when it comes to maintaining a social life, I'd really like to meet some people in the Orlando- and Tampa-metropolitan areas with similar (and/or concinnously incongruous?) tastes and interests. Feel free as well to add me to your LT friends or interesting libraries list, and I'll be happy to reciprocate.
Favorite authorsW. H. Auden, Jorge Luis Borges, Emily Brontë, Italo Calvino, Don DeLillo, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, T. S. Eliot, Joseph Heller, Henry James, Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, Vladimir Nabokov, Pablo Neruda, Tim O'Brien, Salman Rushdie, Carl Sandburg, Laurence Sterne, Leo Tolstoy, Kurt Vonnegut, Walt Whitman, Edward O. Wilson, W. B. Yeats (Shared favorites)
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