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Leah's Bookshelf

Likes: Horror, macabre, fairy tales, ghosts, hauntings, serial killers, zombies, werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, time travel, orphans, clones, thrillers, classics, gothic


I like to read anything that tells a good story, duh ;) Genre doesn't really matter much but I tend to read dark fiction and fantasy the most. I skip chick lit and romance novels with a few exceptions for the extraordinary.


My ratings system:

5 stars - ADORED; plan to read over and over and over.

4 stars - ENJOYED; will likely read once or twice more.

3 stars - LIKED; may or may not read again ... someday.

2 stars - MEH; no plans to read again.

1 stars - I didn't enjoy the story and was lucky to finish.

0 stars - I couldn't or wouldn't finish for reasons that may or may not be listed in the review box.

Currently reading

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ray Bradbury, Charlotte Gilman Perkins, Willa Carter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Crane, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Nath
Progress: 225/768 pages

Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed the Universe

Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed the Universe - Barry R. Parker An easy-to-understand introduction to quantum mechanics. (Admittedly, Einstein was the only name I recognized when I started the book.) The language wasn't too academic-y, and I really enjoyed the structure Parker used: one physicist at a time, sharing the history / evolution of the theory through that particular physicist's ideas and experiments. There were several times I paused with the realization of just how much our lives were / are affected by quantum physics. I'll definitely buy a copy in the near future because there were many parts I would've have loved to highlight for quick reference in the future.Side note: My biggest goals in reading Quantum Legacy were a greater understanding of the theory AND inspiration for my fiction; both goals were achieved.