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review 2018-02-23 15:10
It's a book with a blue cover and it starts with 'the'. Do you know which one I mean?
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores - Jen Campbell

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell is very reminiscent of I Work in a Public Library which I reviewed early last year. Both books include true stories of interactions and incidents that occurred in places which feature books as the main attraction. Jen's book talks about people who are so improbably strange I don't know how they were let out of the house much less let loose in a bookstore. Also, Ripping Yarns is a confusing name for a bookstore so I don't know why it's that unusual that people calling to find out if they sold yarn was so kooky it deserved its own subsection. (A yarn is another name for a story and 'ripping' is a term like 'awesome' hence Ripping Yarns.) Some of the things that stuck out for me were the customers that didn't seem to understand what is actually sold in bookstores. No, you can't buy hardware materials in a bookstore. That would be a hardware store. There were some true LOL moments like the lady who came in and couldn't remember which Danielle Steel books her mom had/hadn't read and asked the bookseller if SHE knew. *face palm* The chapter on parents and kids especially reminded me of what it's like being a Children's Librarian (there are a lot of interesting interactions, ya'll). One thing that really surprised me were the number of people who would approach the desk and ask about possible jobs but would be super weird about it. For example, telling the bookseller that there job looked super easy and then asking if they were hiring. If you're looking for funny anecdotes about what it's like to work in the book trade then you couldn't get more spot on than this book. It's a quick book that you can dip in and out of when you're looking for a laugh or if you just want to check if it's not just you that get involved in super weird conversations with strangers. 8/10

 

A/N: With this review we've finally reached the books I read in December of last year. *crowds do the wave*

 

A taste of what awaits you inside the book. [Source: Buzzfeed]

 

What's Up Next: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2018-02-18 03:34
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops - Jen Campbell

Reminiscent of I Work in a Public Library (but with fewer masturbators).

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review 2018-02-16 16:07
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir - Felicia Day
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I listened to the audiobook and it was amazing! It was read by Felicia Day and Joss Whedon (foreword), which made it that much better.

I didn't know much about Felicia Day before checking this out from the library. I knew she was a gamer and had seen her on Tabletop, but I didn't know much else. My husband told me not to watch The Guild, because I wouldn't like it. Joke's on him. I immediately started binge-watching it and loved it. It was even funnier after hearing about some of the random things about filming in the book (baby with a power-strip anecdote). 

This is a hilarious book. Day goes through many major events in her life from homeschooling, becoming a violin prodigy, filming The Guild, to her fame afterward. There are some dark places along the way, but I loved how Day used those moments to call out bad things in the world (harassment of women who game) and motivate the reader to create change. 

Well-written, extremely funny. I am now a huge fan of Felicia Day. Great read, I highly recommend getting the audio-book. 
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text 2018-02-16 15:12
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video 2018-02-13 22:59

This collection contains my novella, Loving the Goat. If you ever wondered what that might be like, you can give it a try for only 99¢!

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