Summer is almost here (already, in our case) which means it is time again for summertime reading recommendations. Being that I was inspired to write a few books myself during the pandemic lockdown, I thought: why not just recommend those? And so I am. To help you decide which title to read first, I am including the blurbs from my dust jackets.
100 Billionth Press (2020), ISBN 9780553382570
From the jacket: “Zach Bok is a disgruntled cashier for a Chinese restaurant in a mid-sized city. Most days, Zach stares out the window and wishes that he worked at the Whole Foods grocery across the street. Zach gets to know and like Kayla, a regular customer from High Pointe who always orders one egg roll and a pint of pork lo mein. But when Kayla starts ordering special dishes — and even has them delivered! — Zach figures Kayla has become another entitled suburbanite. Danger looms and duck sauce flows as Zach’s resentment builds to a sweet-and-sour climax.”
100 Billionth Press (2021), ISBN 0465026850
From the jacket: “Many punctuation marks have tried but failed to rise from grammatical obscurity. But in Colon: the author of the popular Asked and Answered articles reveals how a dusty, seldom-used list-of-items signifier found a role of prominence as a separator in non-fiction book titles. This in-depth study features rare interviews with rival commas and dashes; its final chapters explore the murky possibilities of Russian involvement.”
100 Billionth Press (2021), ISBN 9780099842606
From the jacket: “The author/artist/coder/musician recounts highlights of his journey to greatness so that others might not only admire him but learn from him. He came of age during a time of tumultuous social and political change in America; unlike his less-talented peers, he made the most of his choices and chances, charting his own course over rough terrain and responding to changing times using his ever-reliable inner compass. The author’s outsized presence is felt on every page of this memoir, from its table of contents to its welcome conclusion.”
I know… tough choice, right? Pick any one, then relax, read and enjoy.