January 30, 2014: Reading The Moon by Night

Got up at five thirty and was in the office at a quarter till eight.  Very cold one today.  It was eight degrees as I waited for the car to warm up and dropped to as little as two degrees on the drive into the office.  Very, very cold.  On the drive in I started reading “The Moon by Night”, the second in the Austin Family Chronicles by Madeleine L’Engle.  I like the Austin Family books more than the others, I think, because the author doesn’t know anything about science (or the world at large) and these books are much more down to earth and about realistic people and real, human problems instead of being bizarre fake science and immature fantasy writing (or worse, a combination of the two with flying, time traveling unicorns and mice that live inside mitochondria and turn into trees.)

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