And you don’t even have to go to The Equator to find them.
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.