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  1. Jul 17, 2019 #151

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    That Einstein book was a good insight into the man, as well as the science.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2019 #152

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    Now on to pleasure reading. Presently reading How to Break 90 so I can get my golf game better than it presently is. Not good for a retired USAF officer to have a crappy golf game you know!
     
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  4. Jul 20, 2019 #154

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    Right now I'm in the middle book of the "Clarke County" series by Allen Steele. (The books are Orbital Decay, Lunar Descent, and Clarke County, Space). The stories were written in the late 80's/early 90's, and set a few years from now. He gets most of the technology right, and certainly gets the "feel" of the average joe working in space.

    I started keeping track of what I've read this year, entering the data into a spreadsheet. So far, I've read 55 books, for a total of just over 17, 000 pages, averaging 89 pages/day. I confess, it's mostly science fiction.
     
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    55 books so far this year! Incredible!

    I just finished "The Case for Space" by Robert Zubrin. It starts off explaining a return to the moon using Space X boosters and then goes to the future and far future and ends explaining why we should go to space.

    I'm now reading Bill O'Reilly's "Legend and Lies: The Real West", which is a very fun book to read especially if you spent part of your life here in the far west.
     
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    Like I said, it's mostly science fiction, and it's almost all from my library (and almost all paperback books). I only read a few (10?...20?) new books a year, can't afford them. Many books (for example a lot of Heinlein's and Asimov's stuff, are very short books, 150 - 200 pages.
    And the total doesn't include the dozen or so books I've read on my tablet (five minutes at a time).
     
  7. Jul 29, 2019 #157

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    I find the link between psychology and economics choices fascinating. Currently finishing, Chicago Booth's professor and Nobel prize winner, Richard Thaler's book:
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