We need to do something about this snack situation, and fast. In honour of Halloween and such, I made a pumpkin flavoured cake for everyone to enjoy. I realised I’d forgotten the book for the day, so I went back to my car to go and get it. Three minutes was how long I was out there, TOPS. Sheila had already polished off three quarters of it. Not just taken that much onto her plate; she’d actually finished chewing and was asking if anyone else wanted some more. Do they not feed you at home, dear? I’m starting to think it’s a serious possibility.

So I had to sit through an entire session without the sugar hit I so badly needed, as we looked at ‘Catch of the Day: A History of Rod Holders‘. I actually supported our decision to study the book, as well. Rod (yes, that’s his name) said we need to study it because the fishing industry in Melbourne is one of the most dynamic in the world. I don’t know about THAT, but my Dad used to take me fishing and we had some very lovely times, so I thought it’d be nice to learn about how it all works. Or…so I thought.

Despite the misleading title, this is not a book about fishing; not really. It’s a history of fishing rod holders for the most part, with sections dedicated to snapper racks and the later addition of plate alloy boats. So…I mean, if you’re in the industry, I’m sure that’s just fantastic. If you own a fishing boat, you’re REALLY serious about it and/or you’re in the market for a new snapper rack, then absolutely, this is the non-fiction title for you. As it was, we only spent about five minutes talking about the book before Jess starts spouting her animal-rights garbage about fishing being cruel to fish, and how stainless steel snapper racks are actually in kind to the environment (nothing to back that up, of course) and…oh, so much more. I’ve never needed sugar so much in my life.

-Andrea