So far it‘s an amazing book. Halfway through it and can‘t put it down !
#QuotsyOct19 - Curious: Curiosity - how we learn, how we discover, how we create...how we evolve! I believe that every reader has a curious nature. We want to know...the outcome of a story, a history, a tall tale, a detailed fiction, a truth...whatever it is, we are curious and we want to know!
“Consider a world in which #cause and effect are erratic. Sometimes the first precedes the second, and sometimes the second the first. Or perhaps cause lies forever in the past, effect in the future, but future and past are intertwined.”
Einstein‘s Dreams is one of my favorite books - so much fuel for ideas and imagination.
[ image from The X-Files S7 E6, The Goldberg Variation ]
#BookNBrunch! Accompaniment this cold and sunny early afternoon was: raisin French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, and Earl Grey tea. MMMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
#BookNDinner! Finally getting to a meal after dealing with contractor issues at the house again 🙈. Accompaniment this gray, subzero evening: ziti in meat sauce, and Vanilla Coke ( @Ambrosnazzy 😎🙌🏻). MMMMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold and still night: cheesesteak with mozzarella and mushrooms; French fries; a pickle; and Stella Artois. MMMMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻
For both artists and scientists alike, this marvellous philosophical text is worth the read! This work of fiction focuses on the dreams behind Einstein‘s theory of relativity, and throws the reader into different worlds, each experiencing time differently. Those who struggle with science shouldn‘t be put off however, as there is no jargon to contend with, only the philosophy behind the beautiful (and possibly terrifying) world we live in xD
A beautiful collection of fables/prose poems about theories of time. In each piece time has shaped the characters' lives & settings in unique ways. Lightman's book calls to mind Calvino's "Invisible Cities," while remaining unique. Evocative, moody & eccentric. A book to read & reread.
I️ read this at the recommendation of Erin Morgenstern (author of The Night Circus), who said that this book inspired her. I️ thought that it was utterly lovely, atmospheric, and it will definitely stick with me for a long time. Some of the vignettes were creepy, some were simply fun, and they were all just a bit uncanny. Definitely a pick!
I very interesting little book, filled with Einstein‘s dreams about the nature of Time and how time might unwind in different ways, described through a series of dreams showing how people would live in this world or that under different ways of thinking about and interpreting time, as his theory develops and his dreams change.
#30daysofreadathon Day 6: Time
Einstein's Dreams is a fantastic work of fiction detailing dreams Einstein has while developing his theory of relativity. In these dreams he reimagines the concept of time, seeing worlds where time passes differently for those at different altitudes, or where time is tangible and experienced like colors or flavors, and so many other unique envisionings of time. A perfect #readathon choice!
Yes I do, would you believe I picked it up at the library book sale earlier this year!
This slim book is a series of dreams about different versions of time that Einstein has as he is working out his theory of relativity. #thoughtprovoking. I also just realized that I loaned my signed copy to a friend who has since moved across country. Sigh. Anyway, one of my favorite books. #aprilbookshowers
I don't reread things very often- you've seen my TBR! There's just never enough time! But these 3 I have reread over and over throughout the years. Sometimes you need comfort food for the brain. #mostreread #feistyfeb
This book is amazing. Each chapter represents a dream Einstein had about time, and explores that concept from a different angle as people would likely experience it. The writing is wonderful. I don't write much in books, but I have marked this one on almost every page. #24in48
Looking a little skeptical because I don't think I can submit this in time, but this is me and now you know why I don't do selfies very often 😕. #24in48
ADD is kicking in, so I'm changing up my read-a-thon book a little bit. (Will get back to Bernie later.). Dinah approves, because this book coordinates with her outfit 😻 #24in48
This is the book I recommend the very most. And give away the most. If you haven't read it, do it now! #FunFridayPhoto
I'm moved to revisit this mind-expanding "novel" today because there's an admiring article about it in the current Slightly Foxed Quarterly. I know quite a few of my Litsy colleagues are fellow fans.
This book was like reading a dream. Both the language (which was awesome) and the structure of the short stories felt like when you are telling a friend about a dream you had last night. Time plays a central role in all of the stories, but the shape of time is different in everyone. Or almost. As I progressed I found some of the stories a bit repetitive, but maybe that's just because I read it all in one go. Would still recommend!
I had the opportunity to read, and ponder time, while waiting for hours in the urgent care today (nothing major, thankfully). What a terrific book, with its whimsical imaginings and meditations on the nature of time - how it slows or races by, depending on circumstance, and how people respond to, and shape their lives by it. A perfect book, and the rare one I can see myself returning to. (Photo: Metronome sculpture in Union Square.)
#uniquefact- This is my 20th copy of this book. Whenever I travel anywhere, I bring a copy of this book with me. It's wonderful. Once when I was traveling for work I got really ill. it was my friend through some lonely hours. I read it 5 times in a row. On my last day, I write a letter and leave it inside the book, for someone else to find. Sometimes travel is stressful, and finding a book to be your friend is an important thing. #Augustofpages