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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

Death of an Airman
Christopher St. John Sprigg
Progress: 77/253pages
The Science of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Progress: 32/385pages
Children of Time
Adrian Tchaikovsky, William Henry Hudson
Progress: 284/990minutes
Alas, Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology
Hilary Rose, Steven Rose
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Reading progress update: I've read 44 out of 348 pages.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach

Grr, misinformation as far as I can tell.

"Some of AFB's clients have begun marketing 100 percent vegetarian kibble for cats. The cat is what's called a true carnivore; its natural diet contains no plants."

No, the cat is called an obligate carnivore; this means that it cannot obtain all of its nutrients from plants and must have some meat in its diet. A vegetarian kitty is a soon-to-be sick kitty. This is unlike dogs, who are true omnivores and can be fed a balanced vegetarian diet without getting sick.

 

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

 

And from later on still on the same page: why do we care that the person Roach is interviewing is wearing a "floral-print skirt"?! This book is going to be knocked down a star for that even if it turns out to be otherwise informative.