Here is the inimitable Yo Yo Ma playing Shostakovich's Cello Concerto no. 1
You may notice that the background of my photos will be different. That is because Josh and I have moved into a nicer, larger house. I am currently sitting in my art studio which also has the aviary, which means it is also my writing room.
I am still unpacking and and putting up things, mainly books. This is my library. It's on the second floor. The movers were good sports about it, especially after we tipped them well.
Did I mention my husband built the bookshelves?
Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I give it two stars because it was OK. Not bad, not great. I was a little disappointed.
Where the author stuck to scientific facts concerning what zoologists know about squid, the body construction, migrating habits, age, size etc...it was very interesting.
What was also interesting was historical accounts of eye witnesses of squid and the first discoveries of giant squid.
Apparently, however, that was not enough flesh out an entire book so Williams puffed it out with speculation on the origins of the species via evolution. We don't know that so...uninteresting.
I would have found it interesting if she had presented the theory of origins honestly, such as...scientists believe this, there's some argument about that, another theory claims this...no. It's all presented as fact upon which to base our knowledge, which is a waste of time because not knowing where squid came from or how long they've been on earth doesn't really change what we can see and experience about them before our physical senses.
Then, out of the blue, the last couple of chapters are about octopuses. OK. But what does that have to do with the previous several chapters?
Go ahead and read it, but with a critical mind.
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After two days working like a dog. Who needs a gym?