Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (plus book recommendations from George R. R. Martin)

It's time for Waiting on Wednesday!
To participate in Waiting on Wednesday yourself, 
please click the image above to be taken to the post with the Linky.

This Wednesday I am psyched to be waiting for:

by Mary Roach

Release Date: April 1, 2013

Amazon synopsis:

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.
“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists—who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

and am currently reading Spook...
and I have to say, so far, I'm in love with Roach's books.
They explore serious, often disturbing subject matter in a respectful,
yet humorous way.

And since this is the "Waiting On" entry to my blog,
I thought I'd throw in this link to George R. R. Martin's livejournal,
in which he gives an extensive list of books to read
while you wait for his next book, lol!

George R. R. Martin says CHECK THESE BOOKS OUT!


  1. This book sounds hilariously interesting. I may have to check this one out to see what the scientists are speculating over the whole issue.

    Great pick and I hope you enjoy the book when your wait is finally over! 8)

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  2. I thought Stiff was great - it was so funny and it certainly made me think about death in a new way. I will be anxious to see what you think of Gulp!

  3. This looks like a funny way to learn some intersting facts! That's always the best way! Great pick.

  4. Wow! That's definitely an eyecatching cover!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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