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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

Ricki's quotes

"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

Nothing by Jeremy Webb

Nothing: From Zero to Oblivion Science at the Frontiers of Nothingness - Jeremy Webb, New Scientist

Nothing: Surprising Insights Everywhere from Zero to Oblivion - New Scientist 


Nothing explores a broad spectrum of "nothingness" from the big cosmic bang that marked the beginning of the universe to the development of zero as a mathematical concept (zero didn't exist as a number until fairly recently...this boggles my mind!).  The only thing missing is the chapter on Seinfeld, the quintessential show about nothing.

It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you are interested in science or enjoy obscure micro histories, then you might enjoy this book.