Saturday, October 15, 2016

What are you reading? Oct 15, 2016

Here is what I am reading this week.  Use the comments to tell us what you are reading.


  • I started The Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois.  A good annual "best of" book. On p. 37
  • I finished Frederick the Great: King of Prussia by Tim Blanning; my review.
  • Tips on Cardplay by Mike Lawrence.  Lawrence is one of the best bridge writers alive.  Play is the worst part of my game.  This book also includes some tips on defense. p. 131 (22 pages read this week, but some skipping).
  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson. My review from my first read is here.  I am now 42% through (no page numbers on Kindle, 25% read this week).
  • I started Watson's Play of the Hand at Bridge, the classic book on play. On p. 64.
  • I started A Beautiful Question by Frank Wilczek, it's a combination of physics, philosophy and art. The question is whether the world can be regarded as a work of art. On p. 4.
  • How to Reassess your Chess by Jeremy Silman.  A really good chess book. p 32 (no pages read).
  • I started the How to Reassess your Chess Workbook also by Silman and the companion to the above. On p. 24. 
  • The Dream of Reason by Anthony Gottlieb.  A history of philosophy from its Thales to the Renaissance.  This is a really good survey, I think. Gottlieb writes very clearly and uses analogy and humor to help. page 222 (67 pages read this week).
  • And I started John Quincy Adams by James Traub.  A bio of our 6th president, an unjustly neglected figure. On page 46. 


Your turn

Use the comments to tell me what you are reading and what you think of it.

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