"Cosmicomics" by Italo Calvino
Highly recommended reading, if only for the short story “The Distance of the Moon”.
This collection is often labelled as science fiction, but the writing goes beyond that: Calvino manages to find the beauty and art within science itself. Building fables around each scientific theory allows the reader to experience the universe in ways that we typically don’t associate with mathematics or physics. Calvino personifies the many elements of our world and treats them with an emotional delicacy that only he had the skill to pull off. This budding emotional attachment to numbers and variables helps to bring them all to life - Not an easy task.
There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.
Q:Any really good summer time book recommendations? I'm the mood to read about people running away and summer romances you know? Take a good break from Isaac Asimov, he's so serious.
Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson involves summer, romance, and pirates. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen, if I remember correctly, involves a roadtrip and summer romance. Overall, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Dessen are really great at writing fun summer reads of substance, so you should def check out their books (and they both have a lot!).
Any other recs, bookface?
Q:The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Ooh! I’m excited to read this. I’ll save it for summer because it’s set during summer, and it’s always neat to line up with the novel’s timeline. :D Thanks!
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The Tea Companion: A Connoisseur’s Guide, Jane Pettigrew
About five minutes after I took this photo, I spilled tea all over this book. I shouldn’t be disappointed because it’s a book about tea that I got for free from a tea store, but I’m still bummed I ruined it.
Anyway, I started a job at a tea store, and they gave me this book so I could learn more about tea. I’m only a couple of pages in but I’ve already learned so much. Tea has a very long history, like 2730BC.