I rarely ever go to a place like Barnes and Noble to buy books, but a few months ago I had a gift card that burning a hole in my pocket. The question was what to buy. As always I browsed through the science section and didn’t see much of interest. Most of the titles available were about subjects I was already familiar with or didn’t strike my fancy.
I was just about to head home when I spotted Mary Roach’s book SPOOK. It wasn’t typical reading fare for me, but I remembered hearing good things about it. When I got home I started in on it and could not put it down. I even read the whole thing aloud to my wife. As soon as I finished it I ran out to get STIFF and did the same.
STIFF was as good as SPOOK, and when I finished it I was glad to hear that Mary had just recently put out a new book about science and sex called BONK. I loved it, and if you want to know more you should check out Sci’s review. Hardcover books can be expensive, though, so that’s why I am happy to say that BONK has just been released in paperback! It is one of best science books I have read this year, and I highly recommend you pick it up (in addition to SPOOK and STIFF).