What are you reading Wednesday

Posted March 29, 2017 by Nicky in General / 4 Comments

Cover of Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-SmithWhat have you recently finished reading?

I read Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith on the Eurostar yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It makes me really tempted to get some diving experience so I can meet octopi and cuttlefish, though I’m very surprised to learn that they actually tend to live only two years. When he was talking about meeting friendly individuals, I was imagining being able to revisit the same cuttlefish throughout something closer to the same lifespan…Cover of After Atlas by Emma Newman

What are you currently reading?

A lot of things. The next book I’m going to focus on finishing is After Atlas, by Emma Newman; I also recently picked up Samuel Delany’s Nova, Christopher Moore’s Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff and Ben Peek’s The Godless — all of which are fascinating, but I should really try and focus on one at a time.

What will you read next?

Probably I’ll get on with finishing The Godless and then turn to Britain After Rome to finish that, but maybe dual-wield it with Lamb for a lighter touch!

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4 responses to “What are you reading Wednesday

  1. arbieroo

    Dolphins (I’m told) are really smart and live 10 – 20 years. Maybe you should go meet some of them?

  2. I can’t concentrate on more than one book at a time unless one is fiction and one is non fiction! I must admit that as beautiful as coral reefs and things are, I’ve never felt the urge to dive. I would be hearing the theme tune from Jaws all around me!

    • I really need to narrow down how many books I’m reading at a time, but I’m awfully weak to “I’ll just read a page and see if it’s interesting…”

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