The July 4th weekend is upon us, marking the unofficial middle of what looks to be a long, hot summer. Lamb burgers are sizzling on the grill, mosquitoes are biting our ankles and we’re desperately looking for something to read that’s not “50 Shades of Grey” or news of Tom and Katie.
Have no fear! IndieReader is here with a pile of books that will keep you entertained, if not until Labor Day, at least until this coming Monday.
This book, by “authoress” Patti Trickett, invites the reader (in capital letters) to dive “HEADLONG INTO RIB TICKLING SITUATIONS, WITH HILARIOUS CONSEQUENCES. THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD!!”
“Old Farts” notwithstanding, her invitation to “Live their hippy life style, as they camp near the golden sands of the Adriatic” does sound a mite more interesting than sitting hunched over a computer in a stuffy cubicle in northern New Jersey.
If you thought your summer was going badly, you might want to check out Abandoned in Menorca with My Six Children by Heidi Meggs Reeve.
“This book is about me and my children’s journey. We started off leaving Menorca, our friends, and our home. My husband had abandoned us, which was a blessing in disguise. We arrived in the United Kingdom with nothing, having to sleep outside Gatwick Airport on the street. All my plans had fallen through, and we became homeless, walking the streets with little food, in search for a home. We travelled from one office to another, from one city to another, on trains and buses. Strangers helped us when we were on the brink of despair and depression.”
Our question is, where the hell did she find time to write the damn book!
The blurb forKnife Laws of the Fifty States by David Wong states that, “Today, more and more law-abiding citizens are carrying knives as part of their daily complement of gear. Knowing whether the knife you carry is legal to carry or even possess is both difficult and critically important, because carrying a prohibited knife can result in hefty fines, jail time, or both, along with a misdemeanor or felony criminal record that may haunt (and hinder) you for the rest of your life.”
Our thought is that you might need one in case you run into the two old farts or Heidi and the six kids.
Travels with My Ass by John Pascal is called, “A small but pure and highly polished gem” (no attribution is given so it might just be the ass who thinks so). But no. “When asked what Graham Greene (Travels With My Aunt) and John Steinbeck (Travels With Charley) might have to say about this book’s title or its content, John Pascal replied: ‘Well, if they could have read it I don’t think they would have had any objection – in fact, I think they’d have enjoyed it.’”
But since both those illustrious authors are dead and even if they weren’t they’d probably not be reading “Travels with My Ass” by John Pascal, I guess we’ll never know.
And, last but not least we have, Airport Security… One of the Most Deadly Weapons…Your Tongue, which author Nadine Nelson describes as, “My daily observations of how people really communicate, interact, and react with one another everyday at the airport”.
“Each situation is derived from my journal in which I eye-witnessed a variety of people’s reactions in response to numerous incidents. When you see and hear so much cruel behavior day after day, it becomes quite aggravating. Instead of me complaining about all of the different types of attitudes from so many diversified people I see at the airport, I realized that it was my duty to those who are innocent of such behavior, to do something about it. So, I decided to put it all down in black and white.”
And there you have it. Our selections of Indie (Books) Gone Bad: Travel Edition. Happy Trails!
Purchase Abandoned in Menorca with my six children: My return to the UK with my six children from Amazon