Posts Tagged ‘book reviews’

Recent book reviews — July 2012

Sunday, July 1st, 2012


LAPL – a year of great books!

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Ah, the Los Angeles Public Library!  What a grand system!  With a mission “to provide free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities“, LAPL is one of the great institutions of Los Angeles.  The beautiful and vibrant Central Library is buttressed by 72 neighborhood libraries, and you can reserve any book in the system and LAPL will send it to your nearest branch at no charge.  More generally, public lending libraries are one of the United States’ most noble and democratic concepts, reducing financial barriers to learning, and more recently, helping to narrow the digital divide.

A successful experiment

In 2009, I stopped buying books and started borrowing regularly from LAPL.  (more…)

Recent book reviews – December 2010

Sunday, December 12th, 2010


Recent book reviews – October 2010

Sunday, October 24th, 2010


Book reviews – dance notation

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

For the last year or so, I’ve been exploring slant form and “matsuri” / “bon” taiko. I have been searching for a way to notate my new movements and have been reading about dance notation. I’ll do a separate post on taiko movement notation once I’ve figured out a workable system. In the meantime, here are quick reviews of the books I’ve read thus far, including one fantastic work by Ann Hutchinson Guest with historical and philosophical perspective on dance notation.


Recent book reviews – June 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Beautiful Evidence, by Edward Tufte
Healing with Whole Foods, by Paul Pitchford
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami


Recent book reviews – May 2010

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Read on for reviews of the five books below, including the possible discovery of an historical artifact and a fun music listening test!


Recent book reviews – Apr 2010

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Here are quick reviews of the books I have read recently.  Yay public libraries!


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