Hs anyone read a good book recently?
@acciomath They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, Judy A. Bernstein
@soren Looks really interesting!
@acciomath It is, and I'm not a history person by any means.
@soren I am neither, funnily enough
"The Magic of Math: Solving for x and figuring out why" by Arthur Benjamin.
Fun book about mental calculations.
@MutoShack Turns out I've read that book! I don't remember any of it though, so... maybe it's time for a re-read 😅
@acciomath I loved the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy.
@JordiGH Huh! I thought it was just a movie.
@acciomath The movie was quite good, but it had some significant changes to fit the romcom format. The books are less formulaic in that regard.
@JordiGH Good to know
@acciomath Lovecraft Country
@acciomath Broken Earth trilogy was SO GOOD. I'm also reading S by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst, which is more of an experience than a book.
@ejk Ooh, those look really good. Thanks! :D
@acciomath Yep, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.
@epicmorphism Great! :)
@abs Do you have any suggestions on where to get an introduction to formal logic?
@abs Wonderful, thanks! :D
@abs Do you mean "Understanding Symbolic Logic"? Google turned up with no results :(
@abs It's by the author you listed, so I'm thinking that it might be the book you mean, but thank you for checking c:
@acciomath A Fire Upon the Deep is great if you're into sci-fi.
Quantum Computing since Democritus was a fun read. It's a style and level similar to Susskind's Theoretical Minimum, a sort of middle ground between textbook and popsci.
@j Thanks! :D
@acciomath I read Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything by Philip Ball from U Chicago Press (one of the free e-books). It's an academic's book, but has enough breadth to move at a good pace and enough depth to be interesting.
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