Thumbs up for Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A. J. Jacobs. Memoir.

Every time A. J. Jacobs comes out with a new book I am filled with dread, because how many books about I-tried-this-weird-thing-and-this-is-what-happened can one man write? But I have not yet been disappointed. He is genuine, and genuinely funny. He embraces his projects as wholeheartedly as only someone with OCD can.… >> Read more

Thumbs up for Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection (consisting of Volume I: This Is What They Want, and Volume II: I Kick Your Face) by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Stewart Immonen et al. Graphic novel.

A gang of superheroes has discovered that the organization they worked for, H.A.T.E. (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort) are Not Good Guys After All, so they undertake to stop the destruction of the United States.… >> Read more

Thumbs up for Kafka’s Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 14 Recipes by Mark Crick. Humor/food.

Ah, impulse buys. But how could I not, when it’s a collection of recipes written in the style of famous authors? Lamb with Dill Sauce à la Raymond Chandler, Quick Miso Soup à la Franz Kafka, Chocolate Cake à la Irvine Welsh, and my favorite, Coq au Vin à la Gabriel Garcia Marquez.… >> Read more