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Currently Reading – The Anatomy of Dreams

The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin

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I really really want to like this book because it’s about lucid dream research, but I’m having a lot of difficulty getting into it. Not sure if it’s because I can’t seem to really relate to the characters or what, but I’m finding myself losing interest in the parts of the story that don’t involve the dream research. I am about one third of the way through at the moment and will keep you posted. So far it seems to be not quite a love story between a girl and boy who are classmates at a boarding school and who meet up again in college and are recruited by their high school professor to become lucid dream researchers when after a while, Sylvie, the girl, begins to have doubts about the ethics of the research. I have read from other reviews that the last half of the book gets better so I will keep going….


Properties of Light

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I just re-read this book, Properties of Light by Rebecca Goldstein. I first read it 14 years ago, it was then that I fell in love with the mysteries of quantum physics. I loved the mixture of poetry and science, the confluence of reality and unreality. It is why I studied science. But I think somewhere, I got a little lost… I think maybe I am still searching for that poetry, that sense of knowledge without reason, that exists somewhere between objectivity and subjectivity, forever suspended in quantum uncertainty.