The Duck of Minerva

What Should I Read While I’m in Indonesia?

7 July 2011

Sorry for going AWOL for a couple of weeks – my lame excuse despite fascinating things happening in all my usual areas is the craziness of preparing for both a move and international travel with a teenager.

Paradoxically, as of Saturday the situation reverses: I’ll be on vacation abroad meaning both more time to blog and possibly less inclination. If I do pop in after this week, it will most likely be with book reviews of what I’m reading on the beach.

So, Duck readers are encouraged to make suggestions/requests!

Besides the obvious (Storm of Swords and Robopocalypse) I am so far planning to download these to my Kindle:

Love and Sex with Robots, in which David Levy will explain to me why naming my new car (Flynn) is one step away from marrying my vacuum…

Please Stop Laughing at Us, Jodee Blanco’s memoir/manifesto on how to counter-act bullying in our schools: after my daughter’s experiences this part year, I intend to be fore-armed before tenth grade opens at Amherst Regional High School.

Playing With the Boys: Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports, grist for an ongoing debate I’ve been having with my nine-year-old son – especially since the start of the “Women’s” World Cup – about the benefit of co-ed sporting teams and gender apartheid in world sports generally.

What else should I download? I’m looking for light, informative, marginally related to my interests yet non-academic non-fiction.