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ddykstal
ddykstal

Queued

pimoore
pimoore

@ddykstal interesting choices in that pile, gonna look these up to see what to add to my reading list.

Also: I can’t believe there’s a whole book about knots. 😃

ddykstal
ddykstal

@pimoore I’m heavy on the Le Guin at the moment. I’m about 1/4 of the way through Popova’s “Figuring”.

pimoore
pimoore

@ddykstal I haven’t read any Le Guin stuff but I’ve heard good things.

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@pimoore Do read LeGuin.

ddykstal
ddykstal

@pimoore I love her poetry and essays. I’ve only read the her Earthsea fiction and am going to delve into more of that. Jemison is a worthy successor.

pimoore
pimoore

@ddykstal well that just decided it as I’ve enjoyed Jemisin’s work.

ddykstal
ddykstal

@pimoore 👍

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@ddykstal nice pile 📚

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jean
jean

@ddykstal I really liked The Lathe of Heaven. I can never look at Mt. Hood now without thinking about it. I have The Left Hand of Darkness on my list too.

ddykstal
ddykstal

@jean I had forgotten that I’d read The Lathe of Heaven ages ago. I remember liking it but I’ve forgotten almost all of the details. I’m looking at The Left Hand of Darkness with a little trepidation. I’m not sure what to expect. I ration her poems since there aren’t many.

splinter
splinter

@ddykstal Figuring is wonderful! I was at the Boston talk Dan Rather gave for his book. He, and his book, are wonderful, full of avuncular wisdom.

Miraz
Miraz

@pimoore @ddykstal If you can't believe there’s a whole book about knots then Ian's Shoelace Site will blow you away. Once I learned to tie the correct knot on my shoelaces, double bows went away and my laces never come undone.

maique
maique

@Miraz Saved the link, thank you 😊

ddykstal
ddykstal

@Miraz There's a lot of lacing there. :) I might try some of those out.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@pimoore There's a library of books on knots. The huge Ashley Book of Knots is the gold standard. (My son was a Scout and we got deeply into this at one point.)

pimoore
pimoore

@Miraz @ddykstal Well, I guess I have another rabbit hole to venture into. Thanks Miraz... (I think) 😉

pimoore
pimoore

@JMaxB Kind of wish I had read that before my wife and I went on a cottage trip way back when, and had to figure out how to re-tie the knot on the motorboat when we brought it back to the dock.

tl;dr - it didn’t go well.