Friday, April 23, 2004

Reading is fundamental, and sometimes makes ya mental, not that I'm crazy or anything....mmmkay...

My favorite book that I read this month was by far David Sedaris' Dress Your Family in Cordurory and Denim. Mr. Sedaris does it again in this new collection of essays. I laughed out loud time after time. In the story "The Girl Next Door", David is living in a less then respectable neighborhood (he's frugle, not cheap) and befriends a little girl who lives next door, trouble ensues and he has to deal with the little girls mother and ultimately has to rely on his own sass mistress mother to bail him out of the hysterical scenario. The Rooster, David's brother, makes another appearance here. He is older, with a dick-do stomach, "you know, its when yer stomach sticks out farther than yor dick do".... The Rooster gets married this time around and we see signs of maturity with the birth of his daughter. Also, we finally meet David's older type A sister, and his younger eccentric and slightly mad sister and there is a wonderful story of the summer house that wasn't. I highly recommend you all buy this title on it release in early June.

Cool children's titles this month are the sequel to Walter the Farting, Walter the Farting Dog Saves the Yard Sale. And from the illustrator of the Lemony Snicket's Series Of Unfortunate Events series is the new picture book Roger The Jolly Pirate, a funny tale of how the dreaded pirate flag of the skull and cross bones came to be.

Reference book du jour--Eat, Shoots, & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. I am certain you will all thank me later for this purchase.

And finally, I purchased Jennifer Government by Maxx Barry of Syrup fame. I think this will be the first pick for the Pie & Cupie book club with discussions to be in late May, so get your copy soon.