Monday, July 28, 2008
Petrified Intestinal Gas and other stories
Why do we pick up a book in the bookshop in the first place? Is it the cover? The colour (if you're a bit girly)? Or do do we find the title irresistible?
I have looked through my own bookshelves and wondered how on earth I chose certain books because the titles are enough to comatose even the most persistent amphetamine user. I must have peeked inside because they were all perfectly readable (mostly).
When writing my own novels the title has come fairly early on but what on earth was going on with these people....
The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alsia Surkis
The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Julian Montague
Warping all by Yourself by Cay Garrett
How I Cured Deadly Toenail Fungus by Mike Tecton
God, Why Did Dad Lose His Job? by Katherine Marko
I found all these HERE and I am definitely going to review my title choosing from now on but for an up to the moment choice of reading....
I Try to Take One Day at a Time but Sometimes Several Days Attack me at Once by Ashleigh Brilliant
...looks like a winner, but I don't think that I can beat this one...
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship then Start With Your Legs: A Guide to Understanding Men by Big Boom
I have ordered a copy!