Summer is the only time I read books. The other seasons are devoted to journal articles and barely so.
I love science fiction and I just finished Piers Anthony's A Spell for Chameleon an interesting read but I was really put off by the misogyny. Reading the online reviews I was glad to see I wasn't alone. Next I want to read Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness.
But instead of going right to it I want to alternate my science fiction with books I really should be reading. I started break with Bob Askins' Saving the World's Deciduous Forests. An interesting book and I'll post my notes here.
So I'm due a nonfiction (and unfun) book. My choice? Gelman and Hill's Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel /Hierarchical Models. Yep. By choice.
I very much respect Gelman as a statistician and blogger. And I expect to learn a ton.