I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I was looking for something to read last night after finishing Notes from a Public Typewriter and found this in my stacks. I have no recollection of buying it. In fact, not only was I prepared to swear I didn't have it, I actually did say, not 48 hours ago, that I didn't have a copy. Excellent organisation skills I have, no?
Anyhoo... this was just the thing after reading Notes from a Public Typewriter - it was a similar subject, but much lighter, funnier and absolutely not philosophical. I wavered between 3.5 and 4 stars because I'd have liked the collection to be a little longer.
A few of the many examples that
... made me chuckle:
Customer: Do you have Agatha Christie's Death in Denial?
... made me laugh out loud:
Customer: Oh look, they've got a section on dictionaries. Perhaps we should get your brother one for school, for Spanish, what do you think?
Her daughter: Can we get one for when we go to Scotland for our holidays?
Customer: They talk English in Scotland, too, sweetie.
... made me rage:
Customer: I'm just going to nip to the supermarket to do the weekly shop. I'm going to leave my sons here, is that ok? They're 3 and 5. They're no bother.
Customer (holding up a copy of a Harry Potter book): This doesn't have anything ... weird in it does it?
Bookseller: You mean, like, werewolves?
Customer: No, (whispers) - gays.
A quick, easy and enjoyable read.