I wish I could say I’d finished a book since my last update, but sadly that is not the case. I am still working my way through two beasties, Stephen Jay Gould’s The Flamingo’s Smile, and The Company of the Dead by David Kowalski. I haven’t made progress of note with the latter, but The Flamingo’s Smile is moving along at a decent pace. I am now at page 199 of 450 and have read 12 of the 30 essays in the book.

Stephen Jay Gould is a science writer, and this collection of essays, subtitled “Reflections in Natural History” are written in a fairly easy to comprehend manner, though I have found myself turning to a dictionary twice so far. I now know that supine is when you are lying on your back face up, and estivation is the season opposite of hibernation, when certain animals spend a hot, dry season in an inactive, dormant state.

I’m entering a period of relative quiet in school, so hopefully I will have more interesting things to report next week!


About sarscoff

Late 20's, Canadian, library technician, wife, dog mama, reader of all things written.
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