I have alluded to my interest in science, so I was drawn to this article about multiverses and the implications for the “fine-tuning” argument. Whether you will find it as fascinating as I did likely depends on quarks excite you or bore you. This is book related. One of my recent non-fiction reads was David Deutsch’s The Fabric of Reality which explains the multiverse theory.
The City Journal has a very nice, short piece on Louis Armstrong and what a wonderful human being he was.
This piece on E.M. Forster, while acknowledging that Forster “was hardly innocent of the prejudices of his [upper] class”, concludes that he “still managed to transcend them” with a message “of love, of tolerance, of connection.”
John Self provides us: “Twelve from the Shelves: My Books of 2009”
While guest-blogging at The Elegant Variation, Katherine Taylor provided links to several lists of “best books you’ve never read” as an alternative to boring (i.e. New York Times) “best of 2009” lists.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas. My own, hopefully not boring, summary of my 2009 year in reading will be up on New Year’s Day. But I will be posting additional reviews between now and then. Cheers!