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A Book to Read and Love: Hidden In Plain Sight by Andrew Thomas - Summary & Review

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A short summary of Hidden in Plain Sight: Theoretical physics for everyone.


Questions I pondered while reading Hidden in Plain Sight: Do we really need to learn how to "do" science to learn it?
How do we encourage more smart people to write guides like this?
My thoughts about Hidden in Plain Sight: I have science envy but not science talent.
I always wanted to "get it".
Now I "get" more than I did.



A Book to Read and Love:The 39 Steps by John Buchan - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The 39 Steps: Espionage and assassinations, British style.


Questions I pondered while reading The 39 Steps: How much would I do for my country?
Does a story need to be plausible to be entertaining?
My thoughts about The 39 Steps: Spies!
Drama!
Brain-Candy!







A Book to Read and Love: The Beautiful and The Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Beautiful and The Damned: Drinking until disinheritance.

Questions I pondered while reading The Beautiful and the Damned: The Fitzgerald question - What does one do with oneself when one has nothing to do?
Does self-absorption cause laziness or vice-versa?
My thoughts The Beautiful and the Damned: The fun of rich people problems.
Miss Gloria is a girl after my own heart.  I want to lay around, read and dream and think while an imaginary servant brings me lemonades and tomato sandwiches.
I just want my own money too.