On Wednesday, Jan 2, join me in Sorrento Hotel's Fireside Room for the first reading party of 2013. The music will be provided by Will Bielawski, a harpist. My guests will be my family.

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Speaking of reading, here are the books that gave me the most pleasure and ideas in 2012.
1) Captive by Marcel Proust
2) 21st Century View of Evolution by James A. Shapiro
3) Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald
4) Capital and Affects: The Politics of the Language Economy by Christian Marazzi
5) The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International by McKenzie Wark
6) What is Life? by Dorion Sagan and Lynn Margulis
7) Who's in Charge: Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga
8) Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants and Natural Selection by Sarah Hrdy
9) Cognition and Decision in Non-Human Biological Organisms edited by Steven Shaviro
10) Rebel Cities by David Harvey

Silent Reading Party, Sorrento Hotel, 6—9 pm, free