In book club this month: Man Booker prize winner The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Halfway through, enjoying it. Also see Adiga’s piece in the New Yorker and the discussion of White Tiger over at the Mutiny.
Picked up at the Central Square Theater: Alan Lightman’s latest, Ghost. None of Lightman’s later work has spoken to me as powerfully as Einstein’s Dreams, but this one is interesting. We’ll see how it goes.
Sitting on my desk at work because I’m too busy doing business to read books about doing business: Marty Neumeier’s The Designful Company. Yes, I’m aware of the perilous nature of that working/reading situation.
On my headphones at work: Art Farmer Radio via Last.fm. Serious hard bop with Art Farmer and artists that Last.fm thinks are similar or related. So far, they do a very good job of programming with no commercials and high reliability.
In the blog reader: Apaertment Therapy’s family of blogs, but mostly the main feed. Great for decorating inspiration, DIY ideas, IKEA hacks, color ideas, and generalized design porn. Almost too much to keep up with now that they stopped recycling old posts in best-of bits.
On the blog radar: Adam Marcinek’s blog. You may remember my random run-in with Adam last year. He’s got a new blog that promises an image a day from this up and comer. So far he’s 2 for 2, and I’m looking forward to more.