Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide lT book I ve read by Chiaverini and I found the writing style to be wellacking somewhat I didn t feel as connected to the characters as I should have been it seemed Introduction to African American Studies like Chiaverini was didn t want to stray too far from the facts of Ada sife but in doing t want to stray too far from the facts of Ada s ife but in doing these historical personages come off as rather flat characters I wish the book
had flushed out the relationship between Ada and her mother as well as that of Ada and Mr Babbage about how flushed out the relationship between Ada and her mother as well as that of Ada and Mr Babbage about how working relationship worked about how the machine worked etc Ada s involvement with the Analytical Engine is what she bec 25 Stars While I thought this was a very informative and well researched book about Ada Lovelace this at times was tedious to read I didn t know much beforehand about her ife except that she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron who was considered a womanizer and who had a possible scandalous relationship with his half sister This was an insightful Alcohol Addiction look into a young woman whoseife begun in a custody battle after her parents became estranged and who suffered Mobilizing New York life under an overprotective mother who feared she would inherit the dreaded Byron constitution of depravity and over indulgence As she grew up Ada could scarcely test her wings and fly because her mother uashed every notion she had whether it was friendship and of courseove I felt for Ada because she was never given the chance to develop a relationship with her father except f The chronological and developmental ages of Ada do not coincide AT ALL couldn t do it she talks about her as if she s 10 and in the next AT ALL couldn t do it she talks about her as if she s 10 and in the next says And then I turned 2 what Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths and then in my 4th birthday huh Way too tedious. Difference Engine and enthralled by the plans for his even advanced Analytical Engine Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision uniue in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world All the while she passionately studies mathematics ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual even unhealthy pursuit for a woman falls in ove discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents’ estrangement and comes to terms with the unuenchable fire of her imagination. ,
Free download Enchantress of Numbers25 starsThis is a historical novel based on the brief The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused life of Ada Lovelace daughter of Lord Byron and a mathematician of genius It follows fairly closely the details of Lovelace sife as it is known but is rather selective about what is fo DNFThat this book is a did not finish makes me super sad Jennifer Chaiverini has been one of my go to authors for many years she was one of the few mainstream authors
could count on for a written novel especially her historical portraits that was clean Unfortunately with this novel that is historical portraits that was clean Unfortunately with this novel that is the caseTo my clean reading friends you probably want to skip this one as it contains a graphic intimate scene between the main character and one of her tutors That was the point where I said nope and shut the bookI will try another book by this author simply because this is the first miss I ve ever seen from her work and I ve read all of her novels I knew Jennifer Chiaverini as the uilt novel author She introduced me to the idea that uilts were signposts for the Underground Railroad in The Runaway uilt which I Social Media in Academia loved I knew that she d been writing biographical novels of female historical figures but I didn t sit up and take notice until it was Ada Lovelace in Enchantress of Numbers I ve always wanted to know about her role in the development of the early precursors to computers So I reuested an ARC from Net Galley and was delighted when I was approved by the publisher This is my reviewWe can t really know about Ada s contribution to Charles Babbage s conceptualization of his proto computers the Difference Engine and the Analytic Engine This is a topic that is fodder for speculation for historical novelistsike Chiaverini I made the same argument about Ei. The only Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream legitimate child of Lord Byron the most brilliant revered and scandalous of the Romantic poets Ada was destined for fameong before her birth Estranged from Ada’s father who was infamously “mad bad and dangerous to know” Ada’s mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage Banishing fairy tales and make believe from the nursery Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science Any tr. ,I COULD COUNT ON FOR A
Nstein and his first wife in my review of The Other Einstein here I feel that it s just as egitimate to claim that Ada made a significant contribution as to claim that she made none and that it was all Babbage s idea I believe that Chiaverini is persuasive about what she attributes to Ada LovelaceAda s written notes are clearly attributable to her and they show her to be a woman ahead of her time The are clearly attributable to her and they show her to be a woman ahead of her time The of Numbers displays her a woman ahead of her time The of Numbers displays her She had influences and sources of support which do not essen her achievements Isaac Newton is uoted as having said If I have SEEN FURTHER IT IS BY STANDING further it is by standing ye sholders of giants Jennifer Chiaverini helps us to identify who Ada might have stood on Yet every designer of a computer algorithm stands on Ada s shoulders because she created the very first such algorithmFor my complete review see An overly Modern English in Action (Level 12) long prologue to this book tells the story of the courtship and brief unhappy marriage of Lord Byron and his wi This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace sife In the future I plan on reading about herThere is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self ENCHANTRESS OF NUMBERSWritten by Jennifer ChiaveriniNarrated by Virginia Leishman2017 DuttonPenguin 446 Pages Audio Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms length 20 hours and 2 minutesGenre fiction historical fiction Britain history science math biography women RATING 3 STARSI have to admit that I became interested in Ada Lovelace due to her father Byron I enjoyed Byron s poetry and study him and his friends Mary and Percy Shelley s work for s I enjoyed reading about Ada Lovelace sife especially since the only thing I knew about her was that she is considered to be the first computer programmer This was the firs. Oubling spark of imagination or worse yet passion or poetry is promptly extinguished Or so her mother believesWhen Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her ife Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage brilliant charming and occasionally curmudgeonly will shape her destiny Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine the. .