Hello, everyone! It’s the weekend and a little over a week into the new year. Today, I want to talk about my reading goals for 2021. I don’t have many because I find that if I give myself too many goals, I actually don’t finish them all, and then I feel bad about myself, ha. Still, I want to keep myself somewhat accountable with my reading, especially since 2020 was so successful in terms of the books I’ve read.
Without further ado, here are the 6 reading goals I hope to accomplish throughout the months.
Title:Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World Author: Mark Miodownik Genre: science, nonfiction Release: 2014 Blurb (Goodreads):An adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik a globally-renowned materials scientist has spent his life exploring In this book he examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper.
5 out of 5 topazes
One of my New Year’s reading resolutions is to read more nonfiction. I actually love nonfiction, but I just don’t read enough of it. I got this book around, oh, 2015, maybe even 2014 – not for myself, but for my sister. She never read it, and I haven’t either…until now as part of my regimen to read more broadly this year.