Last year I made my very long to-read list more manageable by periodically selecting ten books to read from it. That way, instead of having to pick from nearly 100 books, I only had to pick from 10, which is a much easier choice. Plus, I could select those ten books in advance, to make… Continue reading The first short to-read list of 2018!
If I tried to tell you when I acquired this book, I would fail. It seems like its been on my shelves, waiting patiently, for quite some time, but exactly how long is a mystery. I have a bad habit of putting books off for all kinds of reasons, and since this is a mathematics… Continue reading Book review: The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets
A long time ago I discovered the Folio Society. They make incredibly beautiful editions of books and for a while, I collected them. At this time they often had offers that would bring the average price down a little, which was great because books like this aren’t cheap to make, but eventually, the prices rose… Continue reading Book review: Relativity – The Special and the General Theory
A while ago I was talking to my friend Tim, who I met when writing for The GIST (the Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology, a science magazine and outreach organisation). Tim told me that as well as finishing his thesis for his maths PhD he’d agreed to write a book about mathematics. If you… Continue reading Book review: Man vs Maths
Well, after I finished my GoodReads challenge it was only a matter of time before I signed up to a new one*. I spotted Karen over at RunWright was doing Megan’s Semi Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge and the categories were so inspiring I just had to take it on. The rules (copied from Megan’s… Continue reading Semi Charmed Winter 2016 Book Challenge
Although I am a fan of the xkcd comics (I know, big shock right?) I don’t think I would ever have bought Randall Munroe’s book for myself. The comics are great but they’re pithy. A perfect coffee break distraction before going on with your day. I’d never read any of his “What If” stuff on… Continue reading Book review: What If?