MOTIVATION for READING: Eva at A Striped Armchair told me to read this. It is my first nonfiction read for the Women Unbound Challenge. I checked it out from the library but ended up buying it. After I loan to my science teacher boating friend, I will give to my niece.
Natalie Angier has won many awards including the Pulitzer Prize for her science writing for the New York Times. In this particular book, she shares her passion for biology and womanness. I really did love this book which is why it took forever to read. I can read in the car; I would open this book while Hub drove us the hour to the boat and I was sharing sentence after sentence and scientific tidbits here there and everywhere – fascinating! Did you know _____?!?! I didn’t know that, WOW! etc, etc to my poor husband’s chagrin. His chagrin got a work out with this one. But he never complained (so chagrin may not be the correct word; patience? distraction?) and I think he was just as awed by the COOL FACTS as I was. This is not BORING SCIENCE. Nope.
I took more notes than I care to share, I jotted down page numbers for words to look up and so many things were over my head, especially the greek mythology. But that’s OK, it’s still fabulous. Just take my word for it – this book is awesome.
Just go read Eva’s thoughts – she’ll tell you more about what this is about and includes some great quotes; my post here is my way of letting her know that I did as I was told. And to say THANK YOU.