Personal

Below are listed my forays into the realms of music and literature.

Piano

Books

  • Nov 16, 2021 - Dune: The Butlerian Jihad (Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson)

  • Sep 12, 2021 - The Lost Planet (Vaughn Heppner)

  • Aug 19, 2021 - The Lost Patrol (Vaughn Heppner)

  • Aug 05, 2021 - The Lost Colony (Vaughn Heppner)

  • Jul 11, 2021 - The Lost Destroyer (Vaughn Heppner)

  • Jun 02, 2021 - The Lost Command (Vaughn Heppner)

  • May 13, 2021 - The Lost Starship (Vaughn Heppner)

  • May 01, 2021 - Poor Folk (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

  • Apr 24, 2021 - The Demon-Haunted World (Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan)

  • Mar 16, 2021 - Death's End (Liu Cixin)

  • Mar 05, 2021 - The Dark Forest (Liu Cixin)

  • Feb 14, 2021 - The Three-Body Problem (Liu Cixin)

  • Jan 18, 2021 - Prisoners of Geography (Tim Marshall)

  • Dec 28, 2020 - Salt, A World History (Mark Kurlansky)

  • Nov 18, 2020 - The Dispossessed (Ursula Le Guin)

  • Nov 09, 2020 - Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow (Yuval Noah Harari)

  • Oct 02, 2020 - Seveneves (Neal Stephenson)

  • Sep 07, 2020 - Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Thomas Piketty)

  • Aug 22, 2020 - The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution (Gregory Zuckerman)

  • Aug 15, 2020 - The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Malcolm Gladwell)

  • Aug 06, 2020 - Anathem (Neal Stephenson)

  • Jul 16, 2020 - Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much (Eldar Shafir and Sendhil Mullainathan)

  • Jun 20, 2020 - Skin in the Game (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)

  • Apr 21, 2020 - Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Eric Klinenberg)

  • Apr 07, 2020 - Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots (Deborah Feldman)

  • Dec 24, 2019 - Caribbean (James A. Michener)

  • Oct 18, 2019 - Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (Brian Wansink)

  • Sep 24, 2019 - A Concise History of Spain (W.D. Phillips & C.R. Phillips)

  • Aug 18, 2019 - Captain's Daughter and other short stories (A. S. Pushkin)

  • Apr 29, 2019 - Quirkology, the curious science of everyday lives (Richard Wiseman)

  • Apr 11, 2019 - Your Brain at Work (David Rock)

  • Jan 26, 2019 - Stories of Your Life and Others (Ted Chiang)

  • Jul 29, 2018 - Everybody Lies (Seth Stephens-Davidowitz)

  • Jun 09, 2018 - The Stranger (Albert Camus)

  • Jun 01, 2018 - Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

  • May 11, 2018 - The Power (Naomi Alderman)

  • Apr 07, 2018 - Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Steven Pinker)

  • Mar 11, 2018 - Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler)

  • Jan 07, 2018 - The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

  • Dec 12, 2017 - Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)

  • Sep 30, 2017 - What Happened (Hillary Clinton)

  • Aug 15, 2017 - The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Steven Pinker)

  • Jul 19, 2017 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari)

  • Jun 24, 2017 - Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)

  • May 02, 2017 - Hillbilly Elegy (J. D. Vance)

  • Apr 22, 2017 - Khrushchev Remembers (Edward Crankshaw)

  • Feb 12, 2017 - A People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn)

  • Jan 15, 2017 - The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)

  • Oct 15, 2016 - Without You There Is No Us (Suki Kim)

  • Sep 10, 2016 - The Diamond Age (Neal Stephenson)

  • Sep 06, 2016 - Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)

  • Aug 11, 2016 - Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)

  • Aug 09, 2016 - Startide Rising (David Brin)

  • Jul 13, 2016 - A Fire Upon the Deep (Vernor Vinge)

  • Jun 22, 2016 - End of Eternity (Isaac Asimov)

  • Jun 10, 2016 - A wrinkle in time (Madeleine L'Engle)

  • Jun 03, 2016 - Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)

  • Mar 13, 2016 - Everything Is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer (Duncan J. Watts)

  • Feb 16, 2016 - Sex at Dawn (Cacilda Jethá & Christopher Ryan)

  • Dec 21, 2015 - Contact (Carl Sagan)

  • Dec 06, 2015 - Food in History (Reay Tannahill)

  • Oct 23, 2015 - The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (Stephen King)

  • Sep 30, 2015 - The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (Stephen King)

  • Sep 15, 2015 - The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (Stephen King)

  • Sep 03, 2015 - The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (Stephen King)

  • Aug 22, 2015 - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (Stephen King)

  • Aug 14, 2015 - The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (Stephen King)

  • Aug 05, 2015 - The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (Stephen King)

  • Jul 07, 2015 - White Nights (F.M. Dostoyevski)

  • Mar 30, 2015 - Russia, a 1,000-year Chronicle of the Wild East (Martin Sixsmith)

  • Jan 05, 2015 - Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)

  • Oct 15, 2014 - Time Enough for Love (Robert A. Heinlein)

  • Aug 25, 2014 - Red Mars (Kim Stanley Robinson)

  • Aug 14, 2014 - Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)

  • Aug 01, 2014 - The Day of the Triffids (John Wyndham)

  • Jun 20, 2014 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)

  • Jun 10, 2014 - О нежности (Надежда Тэффи)

  • Jun 03, 2014 - The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)

  • May 29, 2014 - The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula Le Guin)

  • May 07, 2014 - The Mote in God's Eye (Larry Niven)

  • Apr 06, 2014 - Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)

  • Mar 11, 2014 - Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)

  • Jan 10, 2014 - The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury)

  • Dec 29, 2013 - The War of the Worlds (H. G. Wells)

  • Dec 23, 2013 - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert A. HeinLein)

  • Dec 8, 2013 - Childhood's End (Arthur C Clarke)

  • Dec 3, 2013 - Rendezous with Rama (Arthur C Clarke)

  • Nov 30, 2013 - Fall of Hyperion (Dan Simmons)

  • Nov 14, 2013 - Hyperion (Dan Simmons)

  • Oct 23, 2013 - Ringworld (Larry Niven)

  • Aug 24, 2013 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)

  • Jul 24, 2013 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

  • Jun 06, 2013 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick)

  • May 20, 2013 - Tale of Genji (abridged) (translated by Royall Tyler) (Murasaki Shikibu)

  • Apr 20, 2013 - The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)

  • Jan 17, 2013 - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Patrick Süskind)

  • Dec 30, 2012 - Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)

  • Dec 22, 2012 - The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

  • Dec 17, 2012 - A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)

  • Nov 10, 2012 - Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)

  • Sep 22, 2012 - Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

  • Aug 31, 2012 - A PhD Is Not Enough: A Guide To Survival In Science (Peter J. Feibelman)

  • Aug 10, 2012 - The Foundation Trilogy (Issac Asimov)

  • Jun 23, 2012 - Anna Karenina (F.M. Dostoyevski)

  • Mar 01, 2012 - The Sandman (full series) (Neil Gaiman)

  • Dec 22, 2011 - The Gap Into Power: A Dark and Hungry God Arises (Stephen R. Donaldson)

  • Nov 16, 2011 - The Game-players of Titan (Philip K. Dick)

  • Oct 20, 2011 - House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)

  • Jun 09, 2011 - Neuromancer (William Gibson)

  • Apr 16, 2011 - The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins)

  • Oct 31, 2010 - How To Lie With Statistics (Darrell Huff)

  • Oct 20, 2010 - The Gods Themselves (Isaac Asimov)

  • Sep 29, 2010 - Hotel (Arthur Hailey)

  • Aug 30, 2010 - Nemesis (Isaac Asimov)

  • Jul 26, 2010 - Father Gorio (Russian translation) (Honore de Balzac)

  • Feb 21, 2010 - Otherland: Sea of Silver Light (Tad Williams)

  • Jan 04, 2010 - Otherland: Mountain of Black Glass (Tad Williams)

  • Dec 07, 2009 - Otherland: River of Blue Fire (Tad Williams)

  • Nov 07, 2009 - Otherland: City of Golden Shadows (Tad Williams)

  • Feb 27, 2009 - Economics Explained (Robert Heilbroner, Lester Thurow)

  • Aug 18, 2008 - Essentials of Philosophy (James Mannion)

  • Aug 01, 2008 - Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid (14 chapters) (Douglas R. Hofstadter)

  • May 19, 2008 - America's Global Influence: Opposing Viewpoints (David M. Haugen, Susan Musser (editors))

  • Jan 28, 2008 - Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality - Solving the Quantum Mysteries (John Gribbin)

  • Jan 11, 2008 - Dune, House Atreides (Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson)

  • Dec 26, 2007 - Mort (Terry Pratchett)

  • Sep 03, 2007 - Unknown Quantity - A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra (John Derbyshire)

  • Aug 09, 2007 - The Trial and Death of Socrates (Plato)

  • Jul 26, 2007 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J. K. Rowling)

  • Jul 18, 2007 - A History of Musical Thought (Donald N Ferguson)

  • May 03, 2007 - Chaos: Making a New Science (James Gleick)

  • Apr 27, 2007 - Piano - The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand (James Barron)

  • Feb 02, 2007 - Nine Tomorrows (Isaac Asimov)

  • Nov 12, 2006 - The End of Faith (Sam Harris)

  • Jul 16, 2006 - A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking)

  • Jul 03, 2006 - Universe on a T-Shirt (Dan Falk)

  • Jun 10, 2006 - The Golden Ratio (Mario Livio)

  • Dec 24, 2005 - Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)

  • Nov 23, 2005 - A World Out Of Time (Larry Niven)

  • Sep 09, 2005 - Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions (Edwin A. Abbott)

  • Aug 31, 2005 - Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)

  • Aug 07, 2005 - The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)

  • Jul 29, 2005 - The Dosadi Experiment (Frank Herbert)

  • Jul 20, 2005 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)

  • Jul 12, 2005 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)

  • Jul 06, 2005 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)

  • Jul 03, 2005 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)

  • Jun 19, 2005 - Man's World, Woman's Place (Elizabeth Janeway)

  • May 30, 2005 - Foundation and Earth (Isaac Asimov)

  • May 22, 2005 - The White Plague (Frank Herbert)

  • May 17, 2005 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling)

  • Dec 03, 2004 - The cartoon history of the Universe I & II (Larry Gonick)

  • Nov 14, 2004 - Children of the Mind (Orson Scott Card)

  • Nov 05, 2004 - Xenocide (Orson Scott Card)

  • Oct 23, 2004 - The Speaker for the Dead (Orson Scott Card)

  • Oct 15, 2004 - Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)

  • Oct 11, 2004 - Earth Descended (Fred Saberhagen)

  • Sep 01, 2004 - Alaska (James A. Michener)

  • Jul 01, 2004 - Creatures of Light and Darkness (Roger Zelazny)

  • Jun 30, 2004 - Chapterhouse: Dune (Frank Herbert)

  • Jun 21, 2004 - Heretics of Dune (Frank Herbert)

  • Jun 13, 2004 - God Emperor of Dune (Frank Herbert)

  • Jun 06, 2004 - Children of Dune (Frank Herbert)

  • May 29, 2004 - Dune Messiah (Frank Herbert)

  • May 25, 2004 - Dune (Frank Herbert)

  • May 18, 2004 - Crime and Punishment (F.M.Dostoyevski)

  • Apr 30, 2004 - Jack of Shadows (Roger Zelazny)

  • Apr 24, 2004 - Lord of Light (Roger Zelazny)

  • Apr 16, 2004 - Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy (Robert Jourdain)

  • Mar 27, 2004 - Inferno (Lary Niven, Jerry Pournelle)

  • Mar 21, 2004 - The Bicentennial Mand and Othr Stories (Isaac Asimov)

  • Mar 17, 2004 - Poland (James A. Michener)

  • Feb 13, 2004 - Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein)

  • Feb 02, 2004 - No Exit (Jean-Paul)

  • Jan 31, 2004 - Medea (Euripides)

  • Jan 28, 2004 - The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)

  • Jan 22, 2004 - Foundation's Edge (Isaac Asimov)

  • Jan 14, 2004 - Foe from the Mind (A.S.Griboyedov)

  • Jan 04, 2004 - Merrick (Anne Rice)

  • Jan 01, 2004 - Vittorio the Vampire (Anne Rice)

  • Dec 27, 2003 - Pandora (Anne Rice)

  • Dec 24, 2003 - The Evenings near Dekanka (N.V.Gogol)

  • Dec 14, 2003 - Idiot (F.M.Dostoyevski)

  • Nov 21, 2003 - Brothers Karamazov (F.M.Dostoyevski)

  • Oct 17, 2003 - Salome (Oscar Wilde)

  • Oct 17, 2003 - The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)

  • Sep 29, 2003 - The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)

  • Aug 18, 2003 - Notes from the Underground (F.M.Dostoyevski)

  • Jul 04, 2003 - The Way To Freedom (Dalai Lama)

  • May 10, 2003 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

  • Apr 14, 2003 - Second Foundation (Isaac Asimov)

  • Apr 06, 2003 - Foundation and Empire (Isaac Asimov)

  • Mar 28, 2003 - Foundation (Issac Asimov)

  • Mar 21, 2003 - I, Robot (Isaac Asimov)

  • Mar 09, 2003 - Demon Seed (Dean Koontz)

  • Feb 23, 2003 - Interview with the Vampire (Anne Rice)

  • Nov 30, 2002 - Homeland (R.A.Salvatore)

  • Nov 22, 2002 - The Black Cauldron (Lloyd Alexander)

  • Nov 17, 2002 - The Castle of Llyr (Lloyd Alexander)

  • Nov 10, 2002 - The Book of Three (Lloyd Alexander)

  • Oct 27, 2002 - Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)

  • Oct 03, 2002 - Revelations (Douglas E. Winter)

  • Sep 21, 2002 - Ishmael (Daniel Quinn)

  • Jul 30, 2002 - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R.Tolkien)

  • May 19, 2002 - Legion of the Damned (William C. Dietz)

  • May 11, 2002 - Ordinary People (Judith Guest)

  • Apr 07, 2002 - The Call of the Wild (Jack London)

  • Mar 10, 2002 - 1984 (George Orwell)

  • Feb 03, 2002 - Locked in Time (Lois Duncan)

  • Jan 31, 2002 - The Keeper of the Isis Light (Monica Hughes)

  • Jan 26, 2002 - Dracula (Bram Stoker)

  • Jan 09, 2002 - Keeping the Moon (Sarah Dessen)