Shuffling the Reading Pile

Today I was doing some work in my library. Of course, when this happens I usually end up shuffling my reading pile.

My reading pile is part physical and part mental. I may have books placed where they are ready to be picked up and be read soon, but I also have a mental list of what I want to read next.

The reading pile is always being shuffled as my mind wanders. Current events also have an impact on my reading pile.

Tonight I will share some books that have been shuffled upwards in the reading pile.

shuffling the reading pile, books, to be read, library, reading listHere is The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman. This book is a compilation of some of the short works by Feynman. I have read some of the works in the book, but need to read more of them.

shuffling the reading pile, books, to be read, library, reading listJourney through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics by William Dunham is part History, part Biography and part Math. I hope that I can understand the Math portions of the book.

shuffling the reading pile, books, to be read, library, reading listThe Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved and Why Numbers are Like Gossip by Keith Devlin is another book that has shuffled toward the top of the reading pile.

I at least have some Math genes as I have an engineering degree and did well in Math classes in school. This will be an interesting read, especially looking at it through an education lens.

shuffling the reading pile, books, to be read, library, reading listNow switching subjects we have The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester.

This book has some great chapter headings and I am definitely curious about some of them. I want to know who The Scholar in Cell Block 2 was and what was The Unkindest Cut.

shuffling the reading pile, books, to be read, library, reading listThe Stranger & the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America’s Greatest Museum: The Smithsonian is by Nina Burleigh. This looks to be a great look at the history of the museum.

This book also has some good chapter titles like The Body Snatchers and 105 Sacks of Gold.

Will I end up reading these soon, or will they get shuffled back down the list?

Steven

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