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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo by Galileo Galilei

Sound As Thought: Poems, 1982-1984 (New American Poetry Series) by Clark Coolidge

Statistical Astronomy by Robert J. and Harold F. Weaver Trumpler

Ordinary Differential Equations by Morris Tenenbaum

Great Expectations (Sterling Classics) by Charles Dickens

Bleak House (Norton Critical Editions) by Charles Dickens

The Warden by Anthony Trollope

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About meI am an amateur astronomer, computer nerd, telescope maker, primitive guitarist, cat Dad and poet. In an alternate universe which no longer exists I was an actor.

About my libraryTwo things:

1) I often use the term "insane" as praise. This can be misleading, unless you are Crazy Eddie. I am not Crazy Eddie. It is not likely you are Crazy Eddie. Thus the explanation.

2) Many of the books listed are rated 5 stars not because I am so easy to please but because I tend to sell and/or give away anything that I don't really really like.

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Amazon's Kindle, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Author Theme Reads, Bug Collectorsshow all groups

Favorite authorsElif Batuman, Samuel Beckett, William Dunham, William Davies King, Georges Perec, William Poundstone, Terry Pratchett, Earl Shorris, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceOct 9, 2006

Currently readingAstrophysical Techniques, Fifth Edition by C.R. Kitchin
The Calculus Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Excel at Calculus (Princeton Lifesaver Study Guide) by Adrian Banner
Understanding Physics, 3 Volumes in One: Motion, Sound & Heat; Light, Magnetism & Electricity; The Electron, Proton & Neutron (v. 1-3) by Isaac Asimov
The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by Jonathan Barnes
How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics by Kevin Houston
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Hi Glenn! I really hope that you'll enjoy "Bouvard et Pécuchet"! Looking forward to your opinion about it! Have a nice Sunday! Greetings, Kathy
Thanks for making such an exciting choice for SantaThing. I look forward to reading it.
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Thanks for adding me to your interesting library list!
Hey, thanks, friend! One does one's humble best. I just only had a skim and a skip through your reviews, but you managed to say at least two true things in that time, viz. 1) the shallowness of A History of Western Philosophy and 2) the needtobereadaloudness of Finnegans Wake. So, y'know, good job right back atcha!

Hi,

Thanks for adding me to your interesting library list. I noticed your selection of book reviews, which has sparked my interest to read some of the selection. As an amateur astronomer myself, I began reading Lee Smolin's The Life of the Cosmos recently. He has an easy style and a sober self-reflection that I think you'd appreciate.
Hi Glenn,

I hope you enjoy the books! I only chose a duo, actually, but maybe an elf rounded out the selection (I had been several dollars under the total). I was hoping the Stewart and Weyl books would complement each other by presenting more historical context and more mathematical detail, respectively, about a very beautiful subject. One problem withe the Stewart book is that many of the biographies will probably be familiar if you've read Men of Mathematics (I see it's in your library), but I liked it anyway. Happy New Year!

-John
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