Monday, April 5, 2010

Finished one, started another

So I finished A Beautiful Math last night.  It was pretty good, but my enthusiasm was waning in the last half of the book.  I would've liked at least a little explanation of the background math - the author treated everything at a pretty surface level.  But I'm a physics teacher, so for the average, non-sciencey reader, it could be perfect.  Should you read it? Well, if game theory sounds interesting to you, and you aren't looking for anything rigorous, yes, go for it.

I also started We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.  The only thing I knew of Shirley Jackson's before this was "The Lottery," that creepy short story (if you haven't heard of it, I won't spoil the end, but it's super creepy, let me just say that).  So far this book is creepy as well.  Mary Katherine lives with her older sister and handicapped uncle in a big house removed from their village.  The villagers hate them, and I've just found out that it has something to do with Constance, the older sister, being accused (and acquitted) of murdering the rest of the family.  Yipes.  It's short - I should have it done today and will report back.

I have completed the bodice on the 1940s dress I'm making.  The skirt should be done soon.  So far, it's awesome.


  1. I can not wait to see your dress Liz!

  2. Oh man, I can't wait to show it to you! I'm hoping to start the skirt tomorrow.