Friday Finds – Books

This week, we focus on the literary world with some suggestions for summer reading.

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration of the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel – Michio Kaku – Have you ever watched a science fiction movie and wondered, “Is that really possible.”  This book tackles a lot of the sci-fi conventions from a scientific standpoint.  In spite of some really heady topics, Kaku manages to keep the high science manageable to readers who do not necessarily have a degree in quantum mechanics.

Marley & Me: Love and Life with the World’s Worst Dog – John Grogan – A touching story about Marley and the Grogans, as much about the growth of their family as it is about Marley’s misadventures.  Anyone who has ever had a beloved pet will undoubtedly relate to this book.

Field Guide to the Apocalypse: Movie Survival Skills for the End of the World   – Meghann Marco – Written in the same vein as the Worst Case Scenario books, Marco takes a look at what it would take to survive a number of different end of the world scenarios suggested by the movies.  Marco mixes speculation, information, and humor skillfully.

Hunt at the Well of Eternity – “Gabriel Hunt” – In a review on Goodreads, I described this book at the literary equivalent of a Pixie Stick.  This book, the first of the series, is not a masterpiece, but is a good, fun, fast read that is perfect for summer reading.

About chyrondave

Avid comic reader, amateur writer, music fan, and someone with opinions, lots of opinions.

Posted on August 5, 2011, in Books, Media and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Would love you to take a look at Hot dogs under The Dakota.

    To be a good liar, tell people what they want to hear. That’s how you get away with murder.

    In South Africa in the 1950s, a young boy struggles to realise his individuality while dealing with an abusive grandfather and a wayward mother. Set against the background of emerging Apartheid with its vicious consequences, this gripping story of cruelty, duplicity, love, and ultimately murder keeps the reader enthralled. Told with insight, compassion and humour it is a Must Read! On sale at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Apple I-Books.

  2. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1463564279.

    Sorry, I should have provided this link at the start. (You can tell I’m new at this. Lol…)

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