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callan

callan@bookwyrm.social

Joined 8 months, 2 weeks ago

follow me @eminencefont on twitter; I blog at librarycallan.com/blorg. I am a library director/career librarian and huge supporter of libraries and I love books and this is my thingy where I will tell you about the books I am reading okay bye

2021 Reading Goal

75% complete! callan has read 68 of 90 books.

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Wilder Girls (2020, Random House Children's Books) 4 stars

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since …

this book was incredible

4 stars

Seriously one of the best I’ve come by this year. The audiobook was amazing. Writing was outstanding, crystal clear and horrific. Yum.

Something New Under the Sun (Hardcover, Hogarth) 4 stars

East Coast novelist Patrick Hamlin has come to Hollywood with simple goals in mind: overseeing …

holy shit

4 stars

this was fucked up. I appreciate so much of the writing/narrative tactics but it still… ugh, it was hard to get through on a week that was itself really hard. The stuff of nightmares; an all too believable fate for us dipshitty humans. I wish the comic relief in the Rosencrantz & Guilderstern-esque PA bros had stuck around till the end - maybe I wouldn’t feel so gross now.

Catfishing on CatNet (paperback, 2021, Tor Teen) 4 stars

so much better than other techy YA stuff that gets more attention

4 stars

I loved this, especially the first 1/3 or so where you were really just hanging out with a bunch of weird bored teenagers that reminded me of myself at that age. The writing style is so great, just wry and dry and not afraid to be ridiculous. I appreciated the Cambridge parts and hope one day there will be a robot run pastry cafe called Cherry Pi

Thinking in systems : a primer (2008, Chelsea) 4 stars

Meadows’ Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem …

so appreciative of this book

4 stars

This book is used in a few different classes at mpow, and I’m glad it is. I’m giving a talk on Monday about how leaders are catalysts for change, and I am going to be meditating on a few of the ideas presented here - in particular, the need to break out of our positionality & perspective to change things in a non-destructive manner. It’s very prescient of the time we’re in now, and sad to think about how its warnings have been unheeded by engineers & technologists at a point where we’re more reliant on & worshipping of shitty models than ever.