Summer Reading Suggestions

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.


LO MEIN IN HIGH POINTE by Craig H Collins
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.”


COLON: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW A DUO OF STACKED DOTS FORCED ITS WAY INTO EVERY NON‑FICTION BOOK TITLE by Craig H Collins
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.”


GREATNESS, A MEMOIR by Craig H Collins
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.

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3 Responses to Summer Reading Suggestions

  1. Eric says:

    Cracked me up!

  2. sdp says:

    Just read your post this morning. First thing I read drinking my coffee. You are absolutely hysterical and started my day off with a smile!

  3. Bruce says:

    Is this market research? Because I really want to know how things turn out with Zach and Kayla. And also do they have gluten free lo mein? I mean the restaurant. Of course Whole Foods has it.

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