August round-up

August was a very slow month reading wise, I probably needed to slow down after the manic July and finishing #20booksofsummer a month early, so I took my time with the books I read. Also it probably didn’t help that I started some courses on linear algebra and data science, jumping back into maths an science takes a lot of my brain power, after 15 years of break. It is very interesting how differently one must think when reading a book and when trying to do calculations on matrices. I feel like my brain has been getting rusty and now all those cells have to move, after the first few days I swear they were sore, like an unused muscle that we make exercise. I’m sure it will improve with time, but it was the first time in my life when I had to get back to studying after a break (before I was always studying something or other) and it definitely taught me one thing – never stop studying, it kills your brain.

When you read this I should be on my way to the airport for my second vacation this year. Please forgive me if I’m not as active over the next two weeks. I scheduled some post in advance, so things don’t come to a grinding halt, I hope you’ll enjoy them while I will be enjoying sun in Portugal.

Have a lovely September!

66. The Captive Mind – Czesław Miłosz
65. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
64. The Enchanted April – Elizabeth von Arnim
63. Three Men in a Boat: (To Say Nothing of the Dog) – Jerome K. Jerome
62. The Rainmaker – John Grisham

 

Photo by Violetta Kaszubowska @ vkphotospace

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