I chose Freakonomics as my book because I found that it peeked my interest. The questions on the back got me hooked right away. "Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much to parents really matter?" The book has facts that I did not know before and that I am surprised to learn. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age, sounds like it would be boring but it is very interesting.
Edit: I have just changed my book to the Lone Survivor, I find it to be a well rounded book and it just peeked my intres more than Freakonomics.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Anil Ananthaswamy tells his story about why he writes about science. It shows Ananthaswamy idolizing Steven Weinberg and his works about science, and how "it gives meaning to ones life." Ananthaswamy likes writing because it lets you explore words, he gets a thrill and wishes to convey that to the reader. My reaction after I read this was understanding, because I felt the same way about science. I too think science is a interesting thing to behold, mainly because i wish to become a biologist.
And Then I Read... by Walter Myers, I felt that is was an insperation about writing. When he incorperates his mother and how she is a large influence on his life, it hits home and makes me think of my mom helping me take my first steps into reading and writing. Mayers describes the relationship between reading and writing blur into one another, i agree someone can not enjoy writing with out enjoying reading (each person likes their own type of book) they go hand and hand.