It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
I'm going to be overhauling the Bibliography section of the site soon, and putting a little more emphasis on all the materials I've been reading. So as a kickoff to all of that I'm going to try out one of these community blog type things.
This week I'm finishing up The Search for the Giant Squid: The Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature by Richard Ellis. I don't want to get a full review up, since I haven't finished it yet, but so far it's been a really enjoyable book. It covers how the giant squid has affected Mythology and Cryptozoology, its long, shadowy history in the Biological Sciences, and our perception of the animal within our culture in movies and television. I gotta say, its really make me want to go back and watch The Beast. What a fun movie.
I've also ordered a whole mess of animal-related children's books through my library account, so I'm looking forward to having some fun with those.