I can’t believe it is February already! Wow!
My reading in January was not nearly what it has been in other years. Last January I read eight books. This year I only read three:
- Relic by Douglas Preston and Lee Child
- The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
- Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
Both current fiction books were by authors I have read before. I enjoyed the books a lot. I am not sure I liked Relic as much as I have liked others by Preston & Child, but I liked it. The Gregory book was, as always, excellent. I really liked the fact that this story was told from the point of view of an outsider rather than one of the main characters.
And while I can say that I read the Einstein book, I have to admit that I don’t think I followed it all. I am amazed, though, by how much I really did understand. Part of that may be because I have read other books about Einstein’s theories. Each time I read his explanation about the moving train, I understand it a little better. At the rate I am going, I may really have a handle on it by the time I am 90!
Since my goal is to read an equal number of current fiction, non-fiction and classics, you can see that I am already behind. Part of it is due to the new job. I went back to work on 1/3/12 rather than 1/12/12 as I would have if I were still at the university.
One thing that has come out of this month’s reading is a real desire to have an ebook reader. I read the Einstein book on my laptop, and it worked, but it isn’t as convenient as a dedicated ebook reader would be. Since I will probably read most of the nonfiction and classics as ebooks, that would really help.