This Week in ‘Overestimating Your Own Intelligence’

So, I got a little click-happy on Amazon this week and stocked up on reading material.

First, I bought these:

The Hating GameCinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Because The Hating Game sounded like a funny rom-com and the more I read about The Lunar Chronicles, the more I felt I needed to give them a read.

Then things got a little weird.

Next, I bought this:

Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

Because I thought, well gosh, I’d like a quick little primer on astrophysics!

And then, because no one was there to stop me, I bought this:

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory?? Shut up. You had me at superstrings.

Because I thought – you know what’s been missing from my life? A basic understanding of theoretical physics and quantum mechanics!

So, yes. I’ve greatly overestimated my intelligence in my recent book-buying excursion. Although, I do know that string theory is not a game children play with yarn, so I feel like I’m starting with the proper foundation.

Well, I’ve had my broadcast TV phase, my lawyer phase, and my writer phase. Maybe this will be the start of my astrophysicist phase. Just kidding. I hear they make you do math.

  6 comments for “This Week in ‘Overestimating Your Own Intelligence’

  1. Janis Erickson
    March 3, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Hahaha, I always appreciate your humor. Especially now that you’re into astrophysicists. Those guys rock! Talk.about a.sense of humor. Imagine what you could.write if there was no one.out there that.could wrong.

    • March 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Hahaha! Excellent point! That’s why I like writing sci-fi and fantasy – no one can fact-check you 😉

  2. March 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    While I am sure you will make a wonderful astrophysicist I need the next book – dying to know WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! Hurry

    • March 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Hahaha. I assure you… I’m tirelessly editing Book 2 now! My publisher has it scheduled for release in January! 😊

  3. Amiee
    March 7, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I bought your book on a whim and couldn’t put it down. Your humor and the relatability of Kate was perfect. It didn’t hurt that it was set in my hometown (Sacramento). Great work. Can’t wait for the next one.

    • March 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you, Amiee 😊 Yeah, I kept the Sac references subtle so it sort of takes an insider to recognize it 😉 Book 2 will be out in January!

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