I’ve never been a big fan of limericks, but this book’s title caught my attention. Upon closer inspection, I realized that Isaac Asimov (prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer) was a co-author and not only that, but he was battling another dude with dirty limericks. Whaaaaat? I’m in.

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Limericks: Too Gross|Bookspotting

My brain must be in the gutter because I enjoyed these. This one’s for the pervs out there.

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I innocently read a ton of Shel Silverstein as a kid, and it wasn’t until I grew up that I realized that his stories were actually about so many other things (kinda like how The Giving Tree is really about a one-sided, emotionally abusive, relationship), and The Missing Piece Meets The Big O is no different. No, it’s not about THAT big O, but it is about shitty relationships and self-reliance, which is cool.

 

Basically, there’s this triangle shape feeling all lonely-like, and it thinks it can get love, satisfaction, and/or fulfillment from these O’s it meets, but life isn’t like that.

It meets some weirdos and narcissists along the way…

But ultimately it realizes that it has to move on with life by itself.

I won’t spoil the ending, but it ends just like you would expect it to.

Riveting, I know.

What books did you spot out in the universe today? Tell me, because honestly, I feel like people don’t even care about reading anymore, sometimes, so I really enjoy hearing stories about the written word.

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BOOKSPOTTING: The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein

Spotting books out in the wild.

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Ray Bradbury On Finding His Voice

“It was as if a light came on in a green room.

The ocean burned. A white phosphorescence stirred like a breath of steam through the autumn morning sea, rising. Bubbles rose from the throat of some hidden sea ravine.

Like lightning in the reversed green sky of the sea it was aware. It was old and beautiful. Out of the deeps it came, indolently. A shell, a wisp, a bubble, a weed, a glitter, a whisper, a gill. Suspended in its depths were brainlike trees of frosted coral, eyelike pips of yellow kelp, hairlike fluids of weed. Growing with the tides, growing with ages, collecting and hoarding and saving unto itself identities and ancient dusts, octopus-inks and all trivia of the sea.

Until now—it was aware.

It was a shining green intelligence, breathing in the autumn sea. Eyeless but seeing, earless but hearing, bodyless but feeling. It was of the sea. And being of the sea it was—feminine.”

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My Prime Reading Picks!

Did you know that Amazon Prime members get access to a free lending library filled with thousands of Kindle ebooks? If you didn’t, then you need to check out all the titles that are part of Prime Reading, like ASAP! If you’re a Kindle nerd, you probably already knew this, but have you seen the latest titles added to the lineup? Here are my picks from the latest additions to Prime Reading, all of which are only available through June, so don’t miss out:

The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

Given today’s political climate, and a new television adaptation on Hulu, this book has been thrust back into the public consciousness.

In Atwood’s acclaimed 1985 dystopian novel, the United States has become a totalitarian theocracy where women are valued mainly for their breeding ability. The decades-old book has never been out of print and now can’t stay out of the news.

I’ve never read it, but I love dystopian novels and have been wanting to dig into this one for a while now. So glad it was added to Prime Reading!

The Boxcar Children, by Gertrude Chandler Warner

MEMORIES! I read THE FUCK out of The Boxcar Children when I was a kid, so it’ll be nice to dig back into the beloved franchise.

Originally published in 1924, this first book of The Boxcar Childrenseries still enraptures today’s generation. Even those raised with an iPhone in one hand and a game controller in the other can see the mystique in the lives of four orphaned siblings setting up house in an abandoned train car. If your kids jump on board, there are more than a dozen books in the series.

Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump, by G.B. Trudeau

Trudeau knew about Trump before we all did. RESPECT.

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has been drawing Donald Trump since 1987, and this collection time warps through all the decades of the Donald. “For the life of me, I still can’t understand what Doonesbury is all about,” Trump once said. Read Trudeau’s take, and see if you can figure it out.

The Rap Year Book, The Most Important Rap Song For Every Year Since 1979, by Shea Serrano

REALLY excited about this one! Beautiful illustrations with a throwback feel, coupled with Hip Hop history, how can you pass this up?!?!?

The author set an almost impossible goal but tackles it with wit, charm, lively illustrations and a lot of humor. Fans of the genre will enjoy it, while those who favor other musical styles might learn something to help appreciate rap’s mainstream success. From Rapper’s Delight to Gold Digger and beyond, get down, girl, go ‘head, get down.

 

These were my faves from the latest additions, but you can see the full list on Amazon. Happy reading!

 

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