27 March 2007

New Book

Well, lacking any argument, looks like we'll be reading about the effects of music on the brain! I'm looking forward to it - how about we check in with either a post or at least a comment when we've managed to aquire a copy of the book? I get paid again soon, so that's when I'll see if I can't find a copy for myself.

16 March 2007


Alright guys, I think we should read This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession that MissKate suggested. Anyone who objects should say so within, say, a week from today (by the 24th of March). Otherwise we can start working on that book.

Also, right now it looks like I can only set up the actual blog to send notices to one person at a time (currently that person is MissKate), but there is an rss feed, or if others want we could set up some kind of list to get folks an email when there's action on our blog.

06 March 2007

So I finally stopped with the slacking and ordered the book, The Well-Educated Mind, once I get that I will be a much more active participant. So the plan is to decide on a book and all read and discuss together? I was thinking Abraham Lincoln would be interesting. Or another thought, not really a biography but an eye catching title I saw the other day, This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin.

I am so excited about the email alerts for when people post.. that is definitely key :)

Trying It Out

The Sneetches was a fun test run, but not really a very serious one. I decided to try Susan's method out on a one of the "bargain books" I grabbed last time I was at Barnes & Noble: The Scientists, by John Gribbin. Fascinating book, and the note-taking she recommends keeps me Thinking as I go along, rather than just enjoying a good read.