On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s a meme where participants list books they want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
I just have one awesome-looking book this week:
Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams – I am equal parts afraid and fascinated by small and giant cephalopods. I blame this on H. P. Lovecraft, Peter Benchley, and a bad experience with sushi.
Summary – Kraken is the traditional name for gigantic sea monsters, and this book introduces one of the most charismatic, enigmatic, and curious inhabitants of the sea: the squid. The pages take the reader on a wild narrative ride through the world of squid science and adventure, along the way addressing some riddles about what intelligence is, and what monsters lie in the deep. In addition to squid, both giant and otherwise, Kraken examines other equally enthralling cephalopods, including the octopus and the cuttlefish, and explores their otherworldly abilities, such as camouflage and bioluminescence.