Dear Physics Forum advisers, I am very interested in studying the art of algebraic geometry, motivated by its applications in the machine learning and data analytics. I recently came across Grothendieck's EGA/SGA/FGA saga, and I am really interested in reading it as I like how it presents the AG in most general setting, starting with orders sets (I prefer learning in most abstract setting and trying myself to deduce it into concrete examples); I also heard it has a lot of useful theorems and ideas (few of them were actually used in the cryptography). Where should I begin to read it? I am not sure how EGA, SGA, and FGA are correlated with one another; it seems that they are voluminous. What books could I use as good supplements for Grothendieck? My background in algebra: I finished reading Isaacs and Aluffi in abstract algebra. I have been reading Eisenbud's book in the commutative algebra. Although my background is not most complete, I prefer to learn and investigate topics as I read books, rather than waiting to finish all necessary prerequisites (my interest dies if I do later).