August 23, 2006

New Feature

I found the LibraryThing reading one of The Dear One's favorite knitting blogs, and I'm going to use it for the New LLamabutcher Bookshelf feature.

Robbo, I'll think you'll go nuts over this thing--seriously!

Anyhoo, these were the mid-August reads. I'd highly recommend The Darwin Conspiracy for anyone who enjoyed A.S. Byatt's Possession as well as people completely annoyed by the whole ID/Darwinism debate. Personally, I've always wanted a little fish with legs on the back of my car that says "DARWIN" and having him raping than pilfering a smaller legged fish named "WALLACE." Although that might be a little too hard to represent with, um, back of the car fishes with legs.

And yes, I read knitting blogs, particularly Mason-Dixon. Anybody got a problem with that? No? I didn't think so.

UPDATE: We rarely endorse causes around here, after all, at lleast one of us is a Draino-swiling Republican Man-whore, but this is something we can get behind: Kids in need, books in deed.

YIPS! from Robbo: Speaking of summer reading, I recently made a shame-faced confession about my most recent book over at Kathy's place.

UPDATE: Correction inserted above for the novel Possession.

Posted by Steve-O at August 23, 2006 08:00 AM | TrackBack

Those books don't look like they have very many pictures.

Posted by: phin at August 23, 2006 08:32 AM

I consider how wonderful the Baroque cycle could have been, if Stephenson had Robbo as an editor. It's a briliant, self-indulgent, undisciplined mess and a Robbo-like editor could have tuned it up and had it performing like a Jack Aubrey crew hearing "beat to quarters".

Or something like that. It needed to whack about 400 pages at any rate. Most of it involving Eliza.

More Jack Shaftoe, less Eliza.

Posted by: The Colossus at August 23, 2006 08:59 AM

Well, a certain scene involving a sleigh ride near Versailles in the snow comes to mind....

But yes, Jack Shaftoe has got to be one of my favorite characters of all time.

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at August 23, 2006 10:37 AM

Obsession? By what author? The same? I think I missed it if you boys did a post on that book.

Does the Darwin Conspiracy stand-alone as a read or would one be advised to preface it with another Darnton book? I can't seem to find anything to tell me if it is one in a series...

Posted by: Nicole at August 23, 2006 12:30 PM

Hey Steve, is that you?

Posted by: Kelly at August 23, 2006 01:44 PM