Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Five recommended books for the insomniac

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Sara Jonsson tagged five books to read when you can't go to sleep, including:
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Brilliant Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe, by Mario Livio

Why is it that feelings of self-doubt and personal failure plague our thoughts when we can’t sleep? Read this book and be glad that at least you weren’t the one to completely miscalculate the age of planet earth or construct a DNA model that was totally off. Some insomniacs turn to milk and cookies, some tea—you’re turning to schadenfreude. Hey—whatever helps you sleep at night.
Read about another book on the list.

See: Ten of the best bouts of insomnia in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue