Originally posted on 23 Feb 2024

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I’m moving on from this book, despite not finishing it.

It’s not that it’s a bad book; to the contrary, what I read was really good! Halvorson has a learner-friendly approach to teaching formal logic, and I would definitely recommend this textbook to anyone looking to learn it.

But my brain just wasn’t in the right place to want to do that learning (or, more specifically in my case, relearning after decades). I found myself avoiding my reading sofa because I didn’t want the guilt of not working my way through the book. This meant it was a blocker on the rest of my nonfiction reading queue.

I would like to revisit this book at some point, but right now I’d turn myself away from the topic if I tried to force myself to sit down and get through it. I’ll keep it on the shelf for a time when my brain is more prepared for this subject.