The Last Word column in The New Scientist has been answering everyday science questions since 1994 and now has its own book. Will We Ever Speak Dolphin is it’s latest instalment. It asks and answers such questions such as why do dishwashers have such difficulty cleaning spinach off plates and why does halloumi cheese squeak against your teeth?
If you’re into useless facts, then this is for you. It’s a book that you can dip in and out of and good loo reading material.
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recommends this debut book on an insular and isolated island life:
Snake Ropes – Jess Richards
‘Snake Ropes’, by Jess Richards, is a stunning debut novel that weaves myths, folklore and the imagination into a spellbinding, original tale. Set in an island community the alternating narratives of Mary and Morgan knit together as the book progresses encountering keys that talk, boys who disappear and the mysterious Thrashing House. This is an intelligent, thought-provoking story that had me on the edge of my seat – can’t wait for her next one.
Are you looking for a new book to start this weekend? You’re in luck. Today is Book Review Friday! I’ve reviewed a hilarious book on hiking for beginners.
Walking Back to Happiness – Christine Palmer
I really liked this book. It starts saying that this book isn’t for those who has walked to Everest Base Camp or ‘experienced slimmers who know their way around a good detox’. I’m one out of the two, but it didn’t stop me enjoying the trek. You meander through the author’s life as the author meanders through France and Spain, trying to lose weight and get her head together.
It has an unusual format which works once you’re used to it and gives tips to those who are thinking of walking a very long way. Funny and easy to read, it will make you pick up a pair of trainers and join the rest of the pilgrims. After all, if the inexperienced and naive Christine can do it, why can’t you?
Walking Back To Happiness
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