Black Holes and Parallel Universes: Science Fiction Book Hunting Expeditions Reading Themes

[BHE 127] Library Book Hunting – SciFi, Nonfiction, Zita and The Strain


Myra here.

It is Sunday once again. Time for us to share the books that have found their way into our hands either through whispered secrets from book pages or tantalizing book covers, or they simply hunted us down until we had no choice but to give in. Most of the titles I have here are from the library shelves and are in keeping with our current reading theme on Black Holes and Parallel Universes.

Iphigene has outdone herself with this beautiful widget she created.
Iphigene has outdone herself with this beautiful widget she created.

Library Finds: Nonfiction – Science Related


Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature’s Mysteries from Perilous Places by Donna M. Jackson, Hidden Worlds: Looking through a Scientist’s Microscope by Stephen Kramer and photographs by Dennis Kunkel.


The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, And Black Holes by Ellen Jackson and photographs and illustrations by Nic Bishop, Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes by Pamela S. Turner.

Nonfiction – Picturebook Biographies


Young Thomas Edison by Michael Dooling, Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta.


Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia by D. Anne Love and illustrated by Pam Paparone which I featured for Nonfiction Wednesday a few weeks back.


Buzz Aldrin: Reaching for the Moon with paintings by Wendell Minor, Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne and illustrations by Éric Puybare.


On A Beam Of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne and pictures by Vladimir Radunsky.

Graphic Novels and Picturebooks


Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl.


How To Bicycle To The Moon To Plant Sunflowers by Mordicai Gerstein which I hope to pair with Oliver Jeffers’ The Way Back Home.

The Strain!


I was disappointed to receive a tattered copy from the library of Guillermo Del Toro’s and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain via inter-library loan. Evidently, this is a well-loved book. But well, appearances do matter to me and book packaging. I might have to purchase my own copy of this novel. Looking forward to watching the TV series too.

How about you, dear friends? What books found their way into your hands this week? Any recent purchases or library loans?

2 comments on “[BHE 127] Library Book Hunting – SciFi, Nonfiction, Zita and The Strain

  1. I just finished a huge stack from the library, most of which I’ll share on Monday, Myra. You have quite a list here, & some I’ve bookmarked to see if I can find them, like Jeffer’s The Way Back Home, and How To Bicycle To The Moon To Plant Sunflowers, by Gerstein. What an intriguing title! Thank you!


  2. Josie has Zita 1 and loves it. 🙂


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