-E.L. Doctorow, writer (b. 1931)
I like!! well, obviously or I wouldn't've post it but still...I like!!
Sunday December 2, 2012_November books & vids_I find it interesting that the little tree is majorily out of focus while the books & vids are just a little. Or is it just me?
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman was started in October but not finsihed until November, an amazing trilogy comprised of The Golden Compas, The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass, it is a very complex story with multiple POV's, multiply unverses, gods, angels, warrior bears, witches, daemons, and so much more, all revolving around a 14 year girl & boy and destiny, I will read this again one day.
A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking is a good overview of current physics, while Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing by Lawrence Kraus is a fairly detailed discussion about the beginnings of the universe. My focus nonfiction-wise this year is physics so, there will be more.
The vid My Favorite Universe as taught by Neil deGrasse Tyson was WONDERFUL. Oh my goodness, the man loves his subject and that shows in all that he says and does. Also, Ancient Civilivations was very interesting, starting with Sumer and ending just before Greece takes off.
And last, Making Rounds With Oscar by David Dosa MD, my bookclub book, is about a cat who lives in a facility for people with varying degrees of dementia, that seems to clearly know when one of those patients is about to die. Very poingant.
Tuesday December 4, 2012_ the wind was blowing, the rain was coming down and my little bush looked like a shaggy dog trying to shake the water off :D