What’s all the fuss about Pi Day?


Yes, it’s pi day.  Not too late to celebrate.

In fact, it’s a better pi day than last year’s pi day, which was said by many to be the best.  But they were wrong.

Let my favorite mathematical ranter explain why:

I love Vi Hart.

In other news: I’m going to chill for a few days… I seem to be stressing myself out a little, hitting Book 5 a bit too hard for too long.

Time to breathe.   Muse.  Go for walks.  Read a book!

Any suggestions on that?

8 Responses to “What’s all the fuss about Pi Day?”

  • Sean Fagan Says:

    Midnight Riot (aka Rivers of London), by Ben Aaronovitch.

    • Charlie Russel Says:

      I second that recommendation for Midnight Riot, by Ben Aaronovitch. And if you like audio books, the Audible version, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, is superb. He really brings the Peter Grant character alive.

  • Andrew Barton (MadLogician) Says:

    Magic and Manners by CE Murphy – just out!

  • Lindig Says:

    For something completely different: try the Corinna Chapman books by Kerry Greenwood. Corinna is a fat baker in Melbourne who lives in a Roman-style apartment building with an interesting assortment of tenants, an Israeli lover who’s a PI, an ex-heroine addict baker’s apprentice, and who manages to get into odd cases, some exotic, some weird. They’re just fascinating. Greenwood is also the author of the Phryne Fisher series, 1920s-era Melbourne but that’s up to 20+ books; the Chapman series is only six books. I love ’em all. Enjoy!

    • Charlie Russel Says:

      Agreed on both series. It’s too bad that Ms. Greenwood is so busy with the TV series (Miss Fisher’s Mysteries, based on the Phyrne Fisher books) that she hasn’t had time to write any new books in either series. But hopefully we’ll get some new ones soon.

  • Mary Alexandra Agner Says:

    The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

    Absolutely fabulous (imo).

  • Walter Underwood Says:

    The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord has stuck with me long after reading it. It is easy to read but very satisfying. Plenty of familiar old-school SF bits, but the resonance is from today.

  • David Tate Says:

    Strongest possible recommendation for Graydon Saunders’s “Commonweal” series, available on Google Read:
    The March North
    A Succession of Bad Days
    Safely You Deliver (imminent)

    The most original and thought-provoking fantasy series I’ve run across in a long while.