Book Reviews

Sadman's bookshelf: read

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
really liked it
Quick Review Even with the largely comedic undertone, I learned quite a lot of random (useful) science tidbits across disciplines. Some of the chapters/questions were a bit of a drag to get through though, but they were easy enough to ...
Morning Star
really liked it
I was skeptical after hearing how this didn't live up to the previous book in the serious. But this was rather a lesson to not believe the internet. Morning star fixed my biggest problem with the previous two books, Darrow's character. ...
Golden Son
really liked it
After a series of disappointing YA books, including the first of this series, I was beginning to believe that perhaps I was the wrong kind of reader for the genre. But that changed with this. Golden Son felt like it came from a complete...
Red Rising
liked it
Oh the genre of young adult fiction... It never fails to draw up completely unrealistic overpowered teenaged characters. Red Rising unfortunately is no different. The protagonist, Darrow, is not sophisticated. He is the embodiment of laz...
How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking
really liked it
HTTSN gives a fantastic overview of the Zettelkasten note taking method. By this point I have gone through a handful of books on writing, note taking and building a personal knowledge database. Some suffered too much for giving too speci...