My non-fiction list


in Books and literature, Daily updates

One thing I have noticed about grad students (a category that partially includes those merely destined to eventually attend grad school) is that any bookshelf or stack of books has the power to draw their eye. Upon entering a new dwelling, their eyes dart across book spines in search of improved understanding of the denizen of the place.

In something of the same spirit, here is a brief analysis of the books in my non-fiction to-read list. The subject areas and number of books are as follows:

Science (7)
The environment (6)
International relations (6)
Law and politics (5)
Security (3)
Economics (3)
Cryptography (2)
Math (2)
Travel (1)
Cooking (1)
Music (1)

It would also be interesting to analyze the rates at which books in different categories are added and removed, but that is a project for another time.

Among those I have reviewed:

The environment (6)
Science (6)
Economics (4)
Security (3)
International relations (3)
Religion (2)
Cryptography (1)
Math (1)

Hopefully, the span of time I will be spending in Vermont (July 26th to August 6th) will allow me to add a few items to the second list and remove some from the first.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark July 27, 2008 at 6:04 pm

“Cooing” is an intriguing category. I suspect a typo, but I rather hope this is a strange interest of yours; perhaps involving babies and pigeons.

Milan July 27, 2008 at 7:32 pm



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