|Booklist 2010 #34, 35, 36, 37, and 38
||[Jul. 10th, 2010|10:53 pm]
It's been awhile since the last update:
#34: See Delphi and Die by Lindsey Davis (F)
The next Falco mystery, with extreme Greek tragedy overtones. While the ending wasn't totally unexpected - it was a bit of an ironic twist to# the stories.
#35: Whiplash by Catherine Coulter (F)
Latest in her FBI series. An interesting take on the pharmaceutical company, and how supply and demand can be manipulated.
#36: Fishers' craft and lettered art : tracts on fishing from the end of the Middle Ages
by Richard Hoffmann (NF)
Very interesting book with tracts from obscure fishing manuals from the very early stages of printing in Europe. He traces the history of the tracts and the provenance, as well as the 'science' behind them. Unfortunately, the focus is on angling with hooks, not fishing nets, which would have been ideal.
#37: Medieval hunting scenes ('The hunting book') by Gabriel Gaston (NF)
Picture book of hunting scenes, which include several that use nets as snares. It also includes a scene of making nets, although the techniques pictured are questionable. I now have more pictures of medieval nets in my digital files.
#38: Food Rules: an eater's manual by Michael Pollan (NF)
Very small book packed with good information - which should be common knowledge, but isn't, unfortunately. A simple guide for what and how to eat (Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Plants. - along with ways to think about food (and food-like products) to help eat better. From Eowyn's reading list.
Non Fiction 21
Checked out, but not considered 'read' - Scandinavian Knotless Netting. It's an interesting book on Naalbinding - but I'm not ready for a new skill right now, and it was very 'notation' heavy, rather than truly instructional or historical.