Recent Reads II

Tonight I will share a few of the recent books that I have read. These are all from the Mustich 1000 book list. See: Another List of Books to Read

Flatland, Big Bang Theory, Abbot, Mustich 1000Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbot was a very interesting book. I checked the book out from the library, but it is one book that I would like to add to my collection, so I have been on the lookout for a copy at used book stores.

You may have heard about this book if you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory. There is an episode where Sheldon talks about this book which is about different dimensions. We can easily visualize 2D and 3D, but how does someone living in a world with one or two dimensions perceive a world with more dimensions? Can you visualize a world with four dimensions?

Frederick Douglass, Biography, Mustich 1000, Black History MonthNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an autobiography. It was interesting to read this book and learn more about Douglass. How did he escape from slavery and how he worked to help others.

I am thinking about this book tonight since February is Black History month. I also just watched another episode of Finding Your Roots on PBS and one of the guests learned more about her slave ancestry. I have also been trying to find out more about an ancestor who passed back in the early 1800’s.

Little Bear, Children's Books, Mustich 1000Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik was a quick read. However, it was very enjoyable and is one of the books for children on the Mustich list. I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book.

My Dog Tulip, Ackerley, German Shepherd, Dogs, Mustich 1000My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley was another very interesting read. Do you want to learn about taking care of a dog and the challenges in breeding them? This book is quite graphic about the challenges and caused quite a sensation when it was published.

The Mouse and His Chilld, Hoban, Children's BooksThe Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban was a great read. I at first thought it would be for younger children, but it is for the middle grades.

The mouse and child together are a mechanical toy. The book is about how they get lost and along with other mechanical toys are controlled by anthropomorphic animals. This is a great book at different levels and I am sure a sociologist or political theorist would have some interesting things to say about the story 🙂

Now back to reading.

Steven

 

 

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