Girl Gone Reading: Ignore the Dust. Please.

Updated: Aug 31, 2019

Heather's office bookshelf (Image owned by GGS)

This is a snapshot of a very small section of my bookshelf. It's one of 12 I had built in my home office. (By home office I mean the smallest room in my house covered with books on the floor, stuffed dolls that represent my friends in London handmade by an old Chinese lady in London's China town, baskets of mementos, and a suitcase that is forever packed.)

Back to the photo. The first book I ever ready by Christopher Moore was You Suck, A Love Story. I thought - great. Another vampire book. How boring. However this one had me laughing right from the beginning, but in the best possible way. Christopher Moore's humor took me by surprise. I'm not sure if you can actually see the titles clearly in the photo above, but here are a few:

  • LAMB, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

  • The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

  • Island of the Sequined Love

  • Nun

How can you go wrong? Well, one book of his didn't really do it for me and that book is Fluke. I simply had a hard time getting into it but I stuck with it until the end - for better or worse. I tend to commit to books whether I'm enjoying them or not.

If you want to start on the Christopher Moore journey, start with You Suck, A Love Story. Then move on to A Dirty Job. Then to Fool. They're not all vampire books or supernatural in context, but what a nice surprise is that you will recognize some characters from book to book. It's something Stephen King does often in his imaginary town of Castle Rock. It gives you (me...) a sense of familiarity with not only the author but the characters and places. I like that.

Check him out and let me know what you think.

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