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    Finished "Pandæmonium 1660 - 1886 - the Coming of the Machine as seen by contemporary observers" by Humphrey Jennings (pretty good but I think you have to really want to read something like that rather than casually picking it up; has an English socialist lense to it).

    Starting "The Clockwork Universe - Isaac Newton, the Royal Society & the Birth of the Modern World" by Edward Dolnick

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    Finished "The Clockwork Universe - Isaac Newton, the Royal Society & the Birth of the Modern World" by Edward Dolnick ... a pleasure to read due to the style of the writing and the editing that went with it. It also feels a bit too America in its treatment of subject matter. If you've read The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson then you have a good sense of the time frame of the book.

    Starting "The Quantum World (and why anything that can happen, does)" by Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw

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    Just finished Darkness Visible by William Styron.



    One of the best books about mental illness that I've ever read.

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    Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon (topic: isn't it better to be stupid?) (goodreads: rating 4.11 · Rating details · 424,114 ratings · 15,321 reviews)

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    Cormac McCarthy - The Road (goodreads: rating 3.96 · Rating details · 647,817 ratings · 42,763 reviews)
    Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time (goodreads: rating 4.16 · Rating details · 247,484 ratings · 7,448 reviews)

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    Finished "The Quantum World (and why anything that can happen, does)" by Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw -- I liked it, I'm keeping it. Yes, there is quite a bit of maths in it, but you can actually ignore it and focus on understanding the language used to describe the maths.

    Starting "Inside The Atom (Third Revised Edition)" (1966) by Isaac Asimov ... this will be the first Asimov book I've ever read.

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    Reading this immersive fantasy story by this hip new author: "Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Pretty good stuff! I think this guy's gonna go far!

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