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Chance's Take on Books

I'm a novelist who loves to read and discuss all things word-bound.

Currently reading

Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
Virginia Tufte
The Chicago Manual of Style
John Grossman, Margaret D. Mahan
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Steve Earle
The Restless Universe: Understanding X-Ray Astronomy in the Age of Chandra and Newton - Eric M. Schlegel This is an excellent book written for a general audience who are interested in x-ray astronomy. The author explains details behind x-ray satellites and x-ray astronomy in a clear and concise manner that didn't send my head reeling. I get lost in the over reliance of scientific jargon so often found in other tombs, which I seldom finish. I read this book through to the end and learned how x-ray astronomy has developed through the various satellites. The writing style is causal, and friendly, which I appreciate given the author is a professional scientist. I feel I've learned about stars and star clouds and other mysteries of the universe without pain, almost as though we were having an enjoyable conversation.