Author Archives: Ravenmount

About Ravenmount

Independent science nerd/writer/music blogger/arts enthusiast/theorist currently in Colorado.

Books, Cats and Yarn

Hi faithful readers! Not having internet at home has been awful, keeping me from watching deep-sea footage, monitoring volcanic eruptions, and updating my blog and social media sites. But, the weather is getting nicer again, and at least my blog … Continue reading

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The First 250 Books

I am working on making my own ‘1001 Books’ list, reading all the books on the various editions of Boxall’s 1001 Books lists, and on the Guardian’s 1001 Books list, and reading lots of additional books, and putting the ‘deserving’ … Continue reading

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My Bookbag: 3 Good Nonfiction Audiobooks

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, by Sam Harris – This is a sort of memoir and exploration of spirituality as a concept divorced from religion. The audiobook is read by the author, and is easy to listen … Continue reading

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Graham Greene- novels and short stories

Several of Greene’s books are on the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die lists, though I started reading his books before I started focusing on those lists. The first book I read by this author was The End … Continue reading

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Review: Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand

I received my copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand, by Andy Ricker I don’t normally read cookbooks, but I love experimenting with non-Western ingredients and … Continue reading

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Immersive Reading as a Lifestyle

I love how ‘immersive reading’ adds to your awareness of details afterwards. Probably a lot of what makes my friends think I am an absolute genius is down to immersive reading (and the rest is due to my being an … Continue reading

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Introducing ‘Jamie’s Reviews’ book review form posts

Starting soon, I’m putting up form-style reviews of all the books I’ve read. I’ll post the full form-reviews (book-review worksheets) on tumblr, which provides a nice, searchable interface and a format that makes more sense for posting lots of non-prose … Continue reading

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My 2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge

A book recommended by a librarian – The Tropic of Serpents, by Marie Brennan A book that’s been on your TBR for way too long – The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger A book of letters – Silence, by … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian, by Han Kang

I received my copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. (I actually received my copy of this book a while ago, but it got mangled in the mail. I put it under a … Continue reading

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Jack of all Trades, Master of None: Oceanography Edition

A lot of the professional academic folks connected to the deep sea ROV dives have areas of expertise, so that while they might not know as much about all the other critters on the screen, they really know sea stars, … Continue reading

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