November 20, 2010

It's been a couple months

Since my last post, I finished Wil Weaton's book, it was fun. He has a blog that he writes as well, and he takes a few of the best of his blog posts, and publishes it in a book, with  his thoughts after the fact about what he wasn't saying in the blog at the time. It's an interesting, irreverent look into his mind. I will probably buy a couple more of his books.

I also had bought my husband a Kindle 3 for his birthday in October, which he fell in love with instantly... I did too, so when I was given a gift certificate award at work for my part in a Fed Government audit we had recently had, I used it to by another Kindle 3 for myself. 

At the same time, I bought a couple of books, and though I don't have much time to read, it is easier to find that time when I can slip this Kindle into my purse and go. I am also fortunate that I have the ability to read and walk, so if I'm on the way to or from a meeting across the building, I can read along the way without running into anything or anyone.

The first book I have been reading is "Einstein's Cosmos:How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time" by Dr. Michio Kaku. I also bought his "Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel". Apparently Dr Kaku likes long book titles.

What I truly appreciate about his books and his TV series on the Discovery channel is that he is able to write in such a way that it brings the daunting subject of physics, especially theoretical physics and quantum physics to the average person. I've never taken a physics class, even my high school science class didn't really delve much into physics, but I understand the basics.

I was also able to download Einstein's "Sidelights on Relativity" and "The Einstein Theory of Relativity" by H.A. Lorentz, though I think that these might be a little more difficult to comprehend. We'll see...

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