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What I've Been Reading Recently

The quarterly round-up of books I've piled through since, well, the last quarter. The Quantified Self by Deborah Lupton Life of Pi by Yann Martel Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco Our Biometric Future by Kelly A. Gates Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Science of Science and Reflexivity by Pierre Bourdieu I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume Social
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