Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife – My second reading of this beautiful story, which has made me cry like a baby on both occasions.
Mark Barrowcliffe, The Elfish Gene (a loan from Darren) “The designer of the game, Gary Gygax, once pointed out that to talk about a ‘winner’ in D&D is like talking about a winner in real life. If I had to sum D&D up that would be how I’d do it – a game with no winners but lots of losers.”.
Steven Pinker, The Stuff of Thought – each page is a feast. Steven Pinker loves (and collects?) verbs takes great delight in explaining how the quirks of our language structure are based on metaphors which reveal interesting assumptions about the way we think the world works. Strongly recommended.