Friday, December 17, 2010

WooHoo!!! Finished book #2

Well, I have finished the book Codes and Ciphers. I am glad I did because it was really interesting and the last chapters covered the criminal use of codes and they also talked about when the codes were not followed and how it cost a lot of resources.  The very last chapter talks about the Pioneer 10 and the codes on board the "ship" which was coincidental because on the news a couple of days ago, they mentioned that the Pioneer 10 spacecraft just passed out of the heliosphere, which is the area, where the sun loses its influence on objects.

I am now, restarting the book Out There.  I hope it won't take as long the second time around :-) It too was interesting what I read.  But now, that I have more time, yeah snow days, it think the story will be more intriguing.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It continues

I am still reading in Codes and Ciphers. We had 2 snow days here so I got some more reading done. WooHoo.  I believe I only have 3 more chapters to go. Currently I am reading about the PURPLE Japanese code in WWII.   I am always amazed at the intelligence that these people have in decifering out the codes. I can't even do the jumble in the newspaper. Maybe after the end of this book, I will at least be able to do that.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Halfway finished

I am now on Chapter 4 in the book Codes and Ciphers.  It is really getting very interesting and I am glad that I am going to finish it.   I never realized what an important part of history these code makers and breakers played.  As an American, I am even getting over some of my French bias by seeing how they helped in WWI.
I am also getting excited to move onto another book.  While looking through books in the library, I get excited about reading the books in the 300s and 600s of the library.  I am not sure what to do about all the bibles though. I mean it takes many people over a year to read 1 bible. Yikes!!! We will see how it turns out though.