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Books I’ve Read (2020)

Reading is my vice :)
So not enough time, too many books :)
This years running list is below. You can find older years at the bottom.


January

Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales, Penn Jillette
must read.
my favourite potty mouthed magician loses nearly 50 kilos and of course, I want to know how he did it.
while i would not tread Penn’s path, the book is a delight.
a loud, extremely digressive, expletive laden, foul mouthed, full of inspiration, delight.
this is him explaining proteins as amino acids,

“That’s all a protein is: just a sequence of twenty amino acids. (Wikipedia agrees with CrayRay on this—I checked. Some articles say twenty-one amino acids are needed; let’s just call it “a bunch.”) The order and length of the amino acid sequence gives protein its function and a 3-D shape without clunky 3-D glasses. Everyone makes the comparison to the twenty letters of our alphabet and how those twenty letters make words, sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and books. “Wait just a minute,” you say, “we don’t have a twenty-letter alphabet, we have a twenty-six-letter alphabet.”
And then I say, “Oh, I guess I left out U R A Q T!”
And then you say, “That’s still only twenty-five.”
And I say, “I’ll give you the D later.”
And then you say, “I guess what you really meant is that there are twenty amino acids, so your analogy to our twenty-six-letter alphabet is off by six, asshole.”

And to be sure, it was not magic. it was extremely hard work.


Want more? Here’s my Lindy set and here’s what I read in 2019, 2018, and older.