1. Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Another book I had to review for Amazon. This was a cute little written for teenage girls book about a teenage girl whose parents are vampires and she has to decide whether she wants to be mortal or undead. In spite of some erroneous folklore citation due to bad sourcing, the characters in the book are really cute and it’s a fun little YA book for a daughter, niece or whatever you might have. It’s more a romance/coming of age tale that happens to have vampires.
PAGE COUNT: 293
2. Johannes Cabal by Jonathan L. Howard
Another book I had to review for Amazon. This was a paint by numbers book about a guy who sold his soul to Satan and wants to get it back. It’s a cross between Faust and Something Wicked This Way Comes. It’s written by the guy who did the script for the Broken Sword games. It’s a very gallows humour read but also quite dry in that British sort of way. Worth checking out when it hits book stores in mid July.
PAGE COUNT: 291
3. Are You Being Served by several people
This is a PBS book you got back in the day for donating money to public broadcasting. basically it’s a history of the TV show, an episode guide, and a biography on all the actors. A cute fluff little read I picked up for a dollar.
PAGE COUNT: 212
4. Eat My Globe by Simon Majumdar
Oh man, another book I had to review for Amazon. This was an awful globe trotting book about food. Majumdar is a pretty poor writer as it all writes like blog entries (which is what he is known for). The book is also borderline racist and does nothing but focus on the stereotypes of various cultures and foods. it also doesn’t help he sets back British food thirty or forty years by declaring premade Pork Pies that you can get at Tesco’s the best food in England. What a fucking dolt. Bad writing + racist brit + lack of any real knowledge of food = must pass.
PAGE COUNT: 279
5. There’s No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled
Anthology of Travel storys from Travelers’ Tales. It was okay, but also largely forgettable. Dave Barry is a shithead and the only pieces worth reading are two by Bill Bryson found in his other books.
PAGE COUNT: 184
Page Count for 06/2009: 1259
Page Count for 2009 so far: 8863
Three our of Five ain’t bad.