Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dear Sunday: Cubs win!

Dear Sunday is my weekly post participating in the Caffeinated Book Reviewer series.

I would like to blame the Cubs as the reason why this post is late. Their game against the Brewers went into extra innings last night-- luckily we won or else I would've felt bad staying up late to watch. In second place, I would like to place blame on the latest book I'm reading, which while not perfect, definitely had me hooked.

But anyway! Excuses aside, this past week was a good one. I managed to squeeze in a weekday bike ride. The weather is somehow cooling down so that's a bonus.

In other news, I signed up for a program at my university where a group of grad students go out to rural communities and talk about their research. I love talking about what I do, especially to people who might not super be into science. As either Feynman of Einstein once said (btw any quotable thing ever said ever regarding physics is attributed to one of these two men) if you can't explain your research to children then you don't really understand it. Claiming something is just too complicated to explain to a layman is merely inexcusable laziness on the part of the scientist. That program will get going once the semester starts, so I'm looking forward to that!



  • What I read: July
    • side note: can you believe that it two days it'll be August?!? like what. please. no. 
  • Review: Eligible 
    • warning: I did not really enjoy this book (my review might be a tad bit harsh) so....just to warn ya? if you love this book please drop by on Thursday and let me know why! 
  • Stacking the Shelves
    • most likely. who knows. 


That's it! How was your week? Do you shy away from harsh reviews or do you write them if the book deserved it? Inquiring minds want to know. 

6 comments:

  1. Ooh I like that quote. Never thought about it like that, but it makes sense! Sounds like a neat program. Glad you had a good week. And reading is a pretty good reason to get a post up late. :)

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    1. Yeah, isn't it an interesting way to look at science communication?

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  2. Excited for your review! :)

    Check out my Sunday Post at El's Book Reviews!

    Hope you have a great day!

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

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  3. I haven't read Eligible but now I'm super curious about your review! Most of the reviews I've seen have been pretty positive but I did hear someone talk about disliking it on the What Should I Read Next Positive. Love the quote and that's so true! Have a great week!

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    1. I'm surprised there are a lot of positive reviews! Obviously books are so subjective and everyone wants something different out of a book, but it...wasn't my favorite, to put it euphemistically.

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