This is my blog to document the books and other things I read.

I started this blog in 2010, when my initial my goal was to read 52 26 books (or more). Throughout the year, I updated the blog with a short summary of the book I read, point out the interesting comments I find, and otherwise profile the books I read by writing about them.

As of mid-2010, my attention has also shifted to pointing out interesting/notable journalism across the Web. I am continuing this blog into 2011 -2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017 2018 and seeing where it leads.

Who am I? My name is Eugene. Here’s a photo of me:


I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and with a Master’s degree in Bioengineering from California Institute of Technology. Most recently, I graduated with a Master’s degree in Quantitative and Computational Finance from Georgia Tech. I work in a finance field in the daytime, and a fair number of books/articles I share here will be finance-related. My day-to-day interests include: model development and implementation, model validation, CCAR, stochastic calculus, time series models, regression models, and other concepts revolving around model risk management.

I’ve always been a studious reader, but I haven’t actually blogged about the books I’ve read until now. I also enjoy writing quite a bit, so I think blogging about the books I read is a natural extension of combining my two hobbies. I’ve also come to realize that by blogging, I can connect with others who share similar interests. So if you’ve read any of the books I’ve read or want to shoot me a book recommendation, I would be very happy to hear from you. I read both fiction and non-fiction, with emphasis on the following in non-fiction: art, music, psychology, psychotherapy, neuroscience, design, science (physics/biology), evolution, game theory, writing, fitness/exercise, entrepreneurship, start-ups, decision making, and mathematics.

When I’m not reading or writing, I’m probably capturing and/or posting photos on my photoblog, Erudite Expressions, and on Flickr. I am also an occasional contributor to Open Culture, an educational blog.


NOTE: This blog and all the reading/writing/research that I do is done in my spare time. I make no income from this blog. (I don’t have any sponsors or solicit any form of advertising). If you do like what you’ve read here and/or want to support me, you can make a modest donation via this page. Thanks for reading!