I LOVE to make lists. Even as a kid that was one of my favorite hobbies. Yep. My geekdom goes way back!
So how fitting that perhaps I’ll make a list of the seven reasons why I decided to read and review the book Tastes Like Human: The Shark Guys’ Book of Bitingly Funny Lists
- Reason One – They asked. Yep. They sent me an email and I was impressed with their website and web presence so I said: sure I’d read the book and consider it for a review.
- Reason Two – I already explained this one: I’m a sucker for lists already so why not review a book of lists?
- Reason Three – Snarky. I enjoy a good bit of snark. In fact I was told by a poetry professor early in my graduate career that some of my poems came across as snarky as if that is a bad thing? Well, it can be, and there were a few lists that I cringed at a bit, but I appreciate that they “went there.” Have to risk something if you want to be a writer who stands out.
- Reason Four – On page 27 (I was reading this on Smashwords and then later I downloaded it to my Kindle Fire because I wanted to see how easy it was to transfer a .mobi file from my computer to Kindle via USB and it was pretty easy. What was I so scared of with that?) there is a Douglas Adams reference. You can’t go wrong with a Douglas Adams reference or even 42 of them
- Reason Five – The list of Astrology and Serial Killers showes research and humor. I think this would be a fun example for my composition students.
- Reason Six – The lists about the best college majors and what you learn in college are so close to my heart that they should be a type of gospel.
- Reason Seven – Oh the rants about things like ATM and elevator etiquette were so true that I wrote a poem called “Grocery Store Etiquette.” Inspiration is the highest compliment I can pay.
On a technical standpoint I think I’d have liked a few pictures and/or some more white space around the lists for ease of reading and maybe they were a little hard on the librarians early on (or maybe that is just my love of libraries coming through), but otherwise this was a fun read and at $2.99 on Kindle it would make a fun little gift and/or purchase for yourself when you need something to read while someone is standing far too close to you in the elevator.