This post is going to be a short announcement post. If you are following me on Instagram, you already know that I plan to do a short 12 hour readathon. Recently I have been very dissapointed with the amount of maths related books I am reading. My free time has been limited in the last couple of months and I wasn’t able to read much. With this readathon I just want to get back to reading maths related books and finish some I have started already.
The readathon takes place on 10th of April – Wednesday! I will start around 7am (UK time) and I want to stop at 7pm (UK time). So, I plan just 12 hours of full on reading maths related books. I have thought of a list of books I would like to try in these 12 hours, so hopefully I will manage to get to as many as possible:
- Math with Bad Drawings by Ben Orlin – I have started this book a while ago and I quite like it, but just didn’t have the time to finish it. This is my priority for this Readathon.
- Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly – I have wanted to read this book since I first saw the movie Hidden Figures. Therefor, I have put this book as my second on the list for Wednesday.
M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work – Escher is one of my favourite artists and I have been wanting to read more about his work and his life. This is a short book, which contains a lot of his works as well and I cannot wait to enjoy his art.
The next books are more like “short breaks” in between the other bigger books, just in case I feel overwhelmed. First on this list is Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof by Burkard Polster – it looks quite interesting, especially because it is about proofs. The next 2 books are from a children series and I am quite curious to see how it is. The series is called Murderous Maths (around 12 books) by Kjartan Poskitt and I own just the following 2: Vicious Circles And Other Savage Shapes and Guaranteed to Bend Your Brain.
- As a last resort, I have chosen Nature’s Numbers. Discovering Order And Pattern In The Universe by Ian Stewart just in case there is a book I just don’t like. He is one of my favourite authors when it comes to maths – related books. Also, this book seems very interesting and relaxing.
These are the books I have on the list so far. I might change this list after the vote for the April and May book for the LThMath Book Club, but we will have to wait to see the chosen book.
You are welcome to participate in the Readathon as well and encourage me to read more maths. If you want to share more maths books with me use #mathreadathon to help me find out the images faster. Thanks!
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