Friday, December 16, 2005

School's out

New classes begin on January 17th. I already miss going to classes, but I have a small stack of books to read - "Red Lily" by Nora Roberts (3rd book in the Garden Trilogy), "Fermat's Enigma" by Simon Singh (from my cousin), "The City of Fallen Angels" by John Berendt, "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond (a friend sent me this one and the Berendt book), "Handbook of Mathematical Cognition" ed. by Jamie I.D. Campbell, and more chapters in "Analysis With an Introduction to Proof" by Steven R. Lay. Doesn't this sound like fun?

8 comments:

vw bug said...

Getting to read any book would be great.

MathCogIdiocy said...

Ah, but you get cute kids to make your days fun.

Teresa said...

I so have to get you Cryptonomicon! I bet you haven't read it yet have you... I read the Fermat's Enigma book quite a while back - I'd have to read it again since I barely remember it *grin*. Lately I've just been rereading old books I have on the shelf - I'm not up for new ones yet. Maybe after Christmas.

MathCogIdiocy said...

Not only have I not read Cryptonomicon, but I'd never heard of it. So I checked Amazon and loved the part in the description that said there was math on every page!

I finished the Nora Robert's today. Think I'll go onto the Fermat book next.

Harvey said...

Got anything by Martin Gardner? :-)

Teresa said...

Heh - Christmas present on the way. *grin*

MathCogIdiocy said...

Harvey - I've got a book of his puzzles from Sciam on my shelves. A lot of his books look interesting - do you have a recommendation?

MathCogIdiocy said...

Teresa - should I have Joe baking? *grin*