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.