Finally started Year of the Flood this week. I have to catch up because the third book in her trilogy comes out in September. (BTW I recommend the audio book version of book one: Oryx and Crake. Campbell Scott's narration is really good.)
I came to this paragraph:
She relocates several slugs and snails and pulls out some weeds, leaving the purslane: she can steam that later. On the delicate carrot fronds she finds two bright-blue kudzu moth caterpillars. Though developed as a biological control for invasive kudzu, they seem to prefer garden vegetables. In one of those jokey moves so common in the first years of gene-splicing, their designer gave them a baby face at the front end, with big eyes and a happy smile, which makes them remarkably difficult to kill. She pulls them off the carrots, their mandibles chewing ravenously beneath their cutie-pie masks, lifts the edge of the netting, and tosses them outside the fence. No doubt they'll be back.
And I just had to do a photoshop:
What are you reading this summer?
I have several paperbacks by John Green on my list. The Fault in Our Stars was a lovely read. And I finished Three Junes by Julia Glass (yes, I am catching up, as I said). Hard time getting used to the character "Fern," but in the end she fit into the story.
Share your summer reads in comments. Thanks.
P.S. For more Margaret Atwood from my archives, click here.
UPDATE: This made my whole summer: