*If you want to, of course. And if you do, be sure to take a look around Paul's blog: There's poetry, writing posts, other interviews, all kinds of interesting and well-written content.
And now, for Teaser Tuesday. This is a weekly--and, of course, bookish--meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
Rules for participating:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week, my teaser is from The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. This is the first book I've read by him (though I did watch The Fabric of the Cosmos on PBS a while back, which he hosted--there's also an Elegant Universe TV series) and it's really good. I find his explanations of important concepts in physics easy enough to grasp without feeling like it's significantly dumbed down for the people who don't happen to be theoretical physicists like, you know, Greene himself.
Einstein found that precisely this idea--the sharing of motion between different dimensions--underlies all of the remarkable physics of special relativity, so long as we realize that not only can spatial dimensions share an object's motion, but the time dimension can share this motion as well. In fact, in the majority of circumstances, most of an object's motion is through time, not space.-p. 49
Reading any good non-fiction these days? How about fiction? Got any teasers to share?
-----The Golden Eagle