Sarai Lillie's Reviews > Passionate Minds: Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment

Passionate Minds by David Bodanis
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Jun 17, 12

it was amazing
Read from June 10 to 17, 2012

This book was brilliantly written. It contains a delicious mix of history, romance, science, literature and adventure. I can't wait to further explore the life of Emilie du Châtelet and the equally interesting life lead by Voltaire.

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06/10/2012 page 8
2.0% "I am already in love and I've only read the preface!"
06/11/2012 page 112
29.0% "This book is a very intriguing read. I am finding that I want to read more on Madame du Chatelet's research and various works by Voltaire. I thoroughly enjoyed "Candide," I can only imagine that I would fall in love with other works by him. Reading this also makes me want to attempt another venture into Mathematics. I love Math, I am just innately terrible at it. Mayhaps, I should try again? I am thoroughly in love."
06/12/2012 page 157
41.0% "I wish I had more time to study everything Madame du Chatelet worked on! I wish I had enough time to finish this! Noy enough hours in the day, unfortunately."
06/16/2012 page 213
55.0% "I am determined to finish this book tonight or tomorrow. I don't like having to keep putting it down and reading only a chapter a night!! :("

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