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What Have I Read Lately?

Why, I’m so glad you asked! Here is this months Reading List. For a lovely change of pace, some of these books are actually available now, as I have received some complaints that the books I choose are never on sale when I post about them. On that note, here’s a list of selections from months past that are finally on the shelves of your local bookstore: Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism, A Million Little Pieces, and The Vanished Man. If you read any of the books I review, please feel free to leave a comment with your own 2 cents! Now check out what’s up for grabs this month, and go out and read something.

This is the labor market on drugs Eric Schlosser has done it again. First, Fast Food Nation changed the way the American public viewed the entire industry (not to mention leading a mass boycott of the big bad evil McDonald’s corporation). Now, the author invites you along on a trip to the underground. He’ll show you the Black Market in all its seedy glory, and no subject is taboo. Reefer Madness not only explores the cash cow that is the marijuana trade, but he also gives the reader a brief history of the porn industry (complete with interviews of Larry Flynt!), all while interweaving the plight of the migrant farm workers. Sure, it all sounds scattered now, but wait until you read it to see how it all ties together. To raise your awareness, and buy the book, click here.

Get Ready! Of course I’m re-reading it! The new one comes out in less than 2 months, and I have to be ready! Rumor has it that there are some of you that have never read any of the Harry Potter books, and that makes me sad for you. Goblet of Fire is certainly the most adult, and while the dark themes are extremely evident to the grown-up reader, it is a wonderful opportunity for the younger reader to expand their knowledge of literary devices. Sure, it’s commercial, but isn’t that part of the fun? If you haven’t read the magnificent Mr. Potter, or you would like the chance to refresh yourself before book 5 is released (on June 21, at midnight…See your local Barnes and Noble for details of the Midnight Magic Party), click here.

Bennie's Back! If you’ve never read Lisa Scottoline before, now’s your chance. Dead Ringer is another one of her great successes, and she delivers all the humor and thrills that her regular readers have come to expect. Sure, it has the same characters and takes place at the same law firm as her previous novels, but it really is okay to read them out of order. Start with this one, and then if you like it, go back and read Courting Trouble. Oh, and here’s another point of reference: If you read Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, or Stuart Woods, you’ll enjoy Scottoline’s style. To buy it, click here.

Another Month, Another Nora Okay, okay. So technically, Engaging the Enemy is not a new book since it contains two reprints, but you should really read it anyway. After all, it’s probably been 10 years since you read it the first time, and you wouldn’t remember it anyway! It has also come to my attention that I neglected to review Birthright, so go check it out, too. Both are classic Nora, with all her usual wit. Believe me when I tell you that Ms. Roberts is one hard-working woman, whose grace and attention to her fans is unsurpassed by any other author. Plus, it’s just plain fun to read her books. To buy either Birthright or Engaging the Enemy, click here.

I Like Fudge! Yes, Amy Sedaris is related to David Sedaris; she’s his sister, in fact. Yes, she’s the same Amy Sedaris who brought you Strangers With Candy. Now, she invites you to join her on a trip to Wigfield, The Can-Do Town That Just May Not. Think of this book as Garrison Keillor meets South Park. There are guaranteed laughs on every page, and it’s the perfect read to kick off your summer on a humorous note. If you enjoyed The Idiot Girls or Me Talk Pretty, you’ll love this. To buy it, click here.

One Response to “What Have I Read Lately?”

  1. nf0 Says:

    I’ll keep my eye open for Reefer. Fast food Nation was an awesome book. I had it on Audiobook, my prefered method thess days so I’ll be holding out.




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