Saturday, October 30, 2010

UPDATE, and a new book-related network

Hi folks, I know that I haven't been blogging lately, but there is a very good reason for that.  It's not that I haven't been reading much, but the types of books I have been reading has changed considerably.  You see, vet school has started, and I have been left with precious little time/energy to read for pleasure.  I've been feeling guilty for not posting reviews for a while, so I figured I would take a study break to review some of my more recent reads.  Without further adiue...

Title:  Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry
Author:  Larry R. Engelking
Genre:  Romance

A new-age take on a classic tale of eternal love and compassion.  Acetate is the upper class girl trying to make it on her own in the big city.  Carboxybiotin is the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks who is trying to hide from his past.  Will they ever be able to reconcile their differences and make sweet, sweet malonate?  Not if Acetate's well-to-do father, Propionate, has anything to to with it.  He knows those young fatty acids only have one thing on their mind:  condensation.

Title:  Guide to the Dissection of the Dog
Author:  Evans de Lahuta
Genre:  Cop Drama

In a world where the hip bone's connected to the leg bone, and the leg bone's connected to the knee bone, Officer Neuron patrols the streets of the Central Nervous System superhighway.  One day, he comes upon a notorious synapse dealing in dopamine and gamma aminobutyric acid.  It's up to our protagonist to bring him down, and get back to his muscle at home in time for contraction.

Sorry about that geek humor (my girlfriend gets enough of it at the dinner table as it is).  The real reason I wanted to post today is to tip you off to a new social networking site that is centered around books that we love.  It's called, and it was created by Scholastic as a way for people to share the books that influenced their life.  You can make a profile, add some of your favorite books, and find people with common interests.

One of the more unique features that this network has to offer is the bookprint:  you choose five books that have influenced your life and share why they did.  Think hard, now!  It's tough!  The best part is that you can check out the profiles of celebrities and poke around through their book print.  Did you know Taylor Swift was influenced by Charlotte's Web?  Apparently, Bill Gates loves Catcher in the Rye.  So go ahead and check it out!

Dying to know about my bookprint?  Head on over to my profile here, and make sure you become my "bookmate" (friend?)!


  1. Your "geek humor" is hilarious! By all means, post about these books you are reading in vet school...very entertaining. LOL Glad you can find humor in your studies...that can be helpful with stress that can come along with school pressure.

    Thanks for the tip on the new social network.
    I am going to take a look at the link.

  2. These are officially the first reviews of vet school books I have ever read and they were surprisingly entertaining.