(This is an excuse to fill my already-full to-read list even more)


"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 The movie was quite good, but it had some significant changes to fit the romcom format. The books are less formulaic in that regard.

@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.

@acciomath Yep, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.

I'm currently reading the first Dune novel and really enjoying it.

As for math books, I've recently read parts of "An introduction to Gödel's theorems" by Peter Smith and am very convinced it is very good. It does require a bit of prior knowledge about formal logic, though.

@abs Do you have any suggestions on where to get an introduction to formal logic?

Sadly, I don't know any good introductory resources in English from personal experience, but I have heard good things about "Understanding Formal Logic" by Virginia Klenk.

@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.

@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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