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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Science Of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Progress: 22/414 pages
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 85/356 pages
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
Jeff Passan
Progress: 104/368 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

I was a know-it-all child, part 8

My Questions book was published during the heat of the Cold War's Space Race, several years before Neil Armstrong planted his boots on the moon's surface. One of the things I love about this book is its attempt to teach scientifically based facts, as they were understood by the scientific community at the time, in a way that children could comprehend. And the wonderful illustrations - I love this image of the Earth and moon whirling out of the sun.



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