What are you reading now?

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    Did you ever finish it? I was thinking of it, but darn ... how do you people find the time to read all these books!?!?

    Instead I read the "Making of Hamilton - the Musical" by LinManuel Miranda :)
     
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    Night School (Reacher book #21) by Lee Child.

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    No. It got buried under higher priority books.

    I just picked The Mitrokhin Archive off my shelves. Here's the bookmark I was using the last time I read it.

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    I got Kindle recently and have been buying books left and right - and reading up a storm. From fun fluff to quantum theory. Tony Hillerman - and his daughter(not so good, IMO). Episodes of the Ladies No, 1 Detective Agents, McCall Smith. 'Through a Window - my thirty years with the chimpanzees at Gombe', Jane Goodall. 'That Quail, Robert' by Margaret Stanger. 'Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered the World of Animal Intelligence', Irene Pepperberg. 'Before the Dawn, Recovering the History of our Lost Ancestery', Nicholas Wade (Interesting but lots of gaps).

    'Reality is Not What It Seems: the Journey to Quantum Gravity', Carlo Rovelli. The most astonishing part of this book is the history of scientific thought - who'd have guessed that Plato and Aristotle were reactionary lesser lights and Johnny-come-latelies. Their writings survived historically because they were reactionaries - meaning not intellectual threats to the Roman Catholic Church. Their brilliant antecedents dismissed all religion and most history as mental comfort food; dismissed up & down, hot & cold, sweet & sour etc., as opinions. Reality consisted, in toto, of space, atoms and motion. The world or universe had no grand plan, no hierarchies of being - we were a species of animal. The behavior of the world could be discerned by careful observation and thought - end of story. Euclid and Pythagorus began the process of using mathematics to express science and their works survived because they'd been translated into Indian and Arabic languages - they were useful.

    And quantum gravity? Well I have a vague idea what the words mean.
     
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    I am currently reading "The Cub's Way" which tells how Theo Epstein built the Cubs into World Series Champs (and Red Sox too). He is very upfront about everything and you are expected to follow his blueprint. Very interesting book. After the Cubs won the World Series (and the Red Sox previously) I joked that we should bring Theo to the Cards. He proves knowing more about people will take you farther than just knowing the numbers.
     
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    I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
     
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    Is Reacher now described as a good looking, suave midget?
     
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    If not, my autobiography will be on shelves soon.
     
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    I thought of you as I typed that...
     
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    Jane Goodall - "In the Shadow of Man". Not that compelling a story but I have a reason to read it - I want to understand as well as possible the creatures(chimpanzees) we evolved from. DNA says we did but as you dig into the details of how that might have happened it seems to get more and more implausible. Once we get into the stone age, making sharp spear points from shaped flint, we were suddenly the apex predator so its not too hard from there on but getting to that point is extremely challenging.
     
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