My brother Adrian bought me a new jacket
. I think it is pretty cool, though I would be a bit nervous about buying something like this for myself. Whenever I put it on, though, I start to think I'm Dean Winchester.
I am super excited for my copy of T-Minus: Race to the moon
by Jim Ottaviani, who writes these amazing scientist biography comics
. One of my very favourite books is his Suspended in Language: Niels Bohr's Life, Discoveries, And The Century He Shaped
. A comic book biography of Niels Bohr. It's so well done, sometimes funny, always engaged with the man's life and engaged too with his ideas. There are others, a biography of Oppenheimer that I liked a lot, but the story of Niels Bohr won me over in a way I hadn't felt since I first read The Man who Loved Only Numbers
about Paul Erdos. I have a weakness for a good biography. (okay, one more: Have you read Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
by Steven Levy? It's so amazing. It's a book about the kids who invented the first multi user operating systems. About the people who pushed video games further and further, and about the first personal computers. It's a book about people who get obsessed with ideas and don't let go, and I love it.)