This month was a quiet month, getting my head down and earning money for a trip to New Zealand in November/December this year. I made it through to Glasgow a couple of times. It’s always nice to visit the city.
I found a lot of time for running and reading though!
I finished my second Chinese course at the Confucius Institute of Edinburgh, and will try and maintain progress using Duolingo and Anki over the summer.
- Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado Pérez. Recommended, tour of how default-thinking and analysis produces bias against women in sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways.
- Normal People by Sally Rooney
- Fun Home: A family tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (included in the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by the NYT, which I am going to pick some more from)
- Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities by Eric Kaufmann. Part of my attempt to understand the forced behind Brexit, Trump, etc.
- Digital Minimalism: On living better with less technology by Cal Newport. I recommend Deep Work by the same author as a good starting point. Also, check out Cal Newport’s Blog