ThoughtsFromBooks: The Circle by Dave Eggers

I picked up The Circle, one frosty afternoon, entirely by chance. A friend was running late; the November air had an unforgiving bite to it; the bookstore was warm and hosting its annual Christmas sale. (It’s particularly hard to find reasonably priced English books in the small German town I currently inhabit.) And so I … More ThoughtsFromBooks: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Build-A-Verse #2: The Case for Dark Matter

Pre-post Comment: Remember back in September when I said I’d do a series of posts detailing solved, partially solved, and unsolved problems in Cosmology? Well, I can’t believe I’m actually following through with it. So here’s part two.  (Click here for part one.) The vastness of the Universe is something that never fails to astound me. Considering … More Build-A-Verse #2: The Case for Dark Matter

ThoughtsFromBooks: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

True terror isn’t being scared: it’s not having a choice in the matter. -John Green       The reason I start with this quote instead of any other is simple. TATWD is a frightening read. But not in the way Stephen King is frightening. There are no tangible monsters in this book. No balloon … More ThoughtsFromBooks: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

ThoughtsFromBooks: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody? No. By slowly becoming everything. I picked up ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ without reading the back cover blurb, or really anything about it (including the reviews). From my casual forays into the bookish side of the internet I had gathered that this was a … More ThoughtsFromBooks: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy