The Nature of Plots by K. M. Zahrt

9/10 When I first finished The Nature of Plots my immediate impression was that I hadn't liked it very much. On further reflection, I actually really enjoyed it. The change of opinion (which is pretty rare for this particular dairy product, I'll have you know) came about because I kept going back over to my bookshelf, …

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The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

9/10 So, I couldn’t make it through short story week without talking about a full-length book, but it’s a collection of short stories, so it counts. Right? Famous primarily for his novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s less popular Illustrated Man is actually his second collection of short stories. It was originally published in 1951, and …

This is Your Brain on Sports by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

(Full title: This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon) 9/10 This was a delightful read, from the first page until the last paragraph. A mix of psychology, statistics and athletics, the co-authors have created a fascinating exploration into some …