Saturday, January 10, 2009

2008 Reading

Some ages ago, prompted by others who talked about their reading logs, I started keeping one myself. Below are some of the better, or more interesting, or just strike my amusement, of my reading in 2008. Not counting work-related reading and other things I don't count, something like 118 books in 2008. Somewhere around my long-term average. I've bolded the books that are more relevant to the blog.

Math:
Number Theory, George E. Andrews
Lady Luck, Warren Weaver (re-read)
A Mathematician's Apology, G. H. Hardy

On Doing Science:
Creationism's Trojan Horse, Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross
The Devil in Dover, Lauri Lebo
Only a Theory, Kenneth R. Miller

Glaciology:
The Ice Finders, Edmund Blair Bolles


Literature:
The Voyage of Argo, Apollonius of Rhodes
Jitney, August Wilson (play)

History:
Charlemagne: A biography, Derek Wilson

Running:
Running Strong and Injury Free, Janet S. Hamilton
Run Strong, Kevin Beck, ed.
Hidden Cuases of Injury, Prevention and Correction for Running Athletes and Joggers, John Jesse

Fiction:
Good Omens, Neil Gaiman + Terry Pratchett (re-read)

Language:
A History of Language, Steven Roger Fischer
The First Word, Catherine Kenneally

4 comments:

Philip H. said...

It's a great list. I may add some of these for 2009. I'm trying to clear the backlog on my night stand from 2008.

Should those count as new reading?

Penguindreams said...

On this sort of thing, I'm a firm believer in making it up as you go along. For what it's worth, I only count things for the year that I finish them. Sometimes a book may have been 'in progress' for a few years (one I finished in 2008, I started in 2003).

Have fun with it!

Philip H. said...

So, I've started a list on the left side of my blog for books I read in 2009. There's already an entry - but it's a sneaker that came from one side of the holidays and then flopped over to the other side of the holidays.

Penguindreams said...

As long as you're happy with the listings, it's good.

Just a check by the way, you used to be kcsphil, right? Any story on the change if so?

Happy reading!