This is a sampling of some of the books contained herein, vaguely in
order in which they were read. Click on any of the Covers/Authors:
Comic Books & Graphic Novels
Science Fiction Series (Click on Authors to get the entire
Modern Classic Fiction Authors (Usually a tour de
Astronomy, Astrophysics & Space Exploration
Skepticism, Religion & Lack Thereof
Evolutionary Psychology (and its discontents), Game
Theory & Economics
General Science, Medicine & Mathematics
History & Military
Instances where the MOVIE is better than the BOOK
- This is a repository notes from most of the books I've read
- Overall, it’s a collection of facts, as well as
- Be warned, spoilers abound!
- You can get started by searching by Authors
Biographical Subjects or by the Overview
- Some text has been highlighted. Here is the
- Famous quotations or
- Examples of the
often-used phrase 2 + 2
2 + 2
= 5, etc.
- 2004.6.26: Assembled the pieces of this site.
- 2006.12.31: Re-working the whole site with Cascading Style
Sheets to hopefully make it more readable.
- To contact me, please email:
Odds and Ends
Notes on Structure and Grammar
- Whenever possible, quotations are kept as in the
change material to suit my preferences, such as:
- I do not like the common use of placing punctuation
“like so,” which seems to be inventing punctuation,
so I will use
marks, “like so”, to avoid this. This
practice is often shared by
people versed in computer programming.
- I use two spaces between sentences when most books use
- Capitalizing named centuries (e.g. Twentieth Century)
- Title formats:
- Original spellings in foreign and centuries-old material,
are kept whenever possible (which wreaks havoc with spell-checking).
- Block quotations will have an indentation to indicate the
of a paragraph (unless no indentation was in the original), or will
with a pseudo-ellipses (...) to indicate they are found within a
Occasionally, my additions are included in brackets () to provide
- Block quotations where the author quotes another
generally have quotation marks. However, quotations from a
character generally will have quotation marks.
- Dates for when I read a work are given in YYYY.M.D format
- Names beginning with “Mc” are
alphabetized as if written “Mac”.
- Everything I know about HTML, I learned from HTMLGoodies.com.
- Everything I know about CSS, I learned from W3Schools
- The majority of book covers were pulled from barnesandnoble.com
(which has an excellent used & out-of-print section), with
- Much time was saved from transcribing classic works by
Gutenberg. Unfortunately, their preference of
ASCII” was a pain because I had to manually delete the
from every line. Personally, I think it's
a shame that
don't use HTML.
- Much of the poetry was cribbed from Poet's