I’ve been in kind of a reading slump lately. It seems like every book I find I’m only minimally interested in once I actually start reading it. As soon as I set it down to go do something else, I have a really hard time picking it back up again. So I’ve been shopping around for easy reads, anything that would make me feel like Shut up world. I’m reading now. Leave me the hell alone, please, so I can continue with the reading and the general ignoring of your existence.
Today’s recommendation: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi.
This book is a compilation of various blog entries on everything from writing tips, visiting the Creation Museum, why clones are never as awesome an idea as they sound, why playing football with Jesus can only end badly, baby-slappers, “Leviticans,” and, of course, predictable hate mail. It’s an awesome read; it’s an easy read, and I think I’ve found a new blog to add to my daily online to-do list.
If you can deal with Scalzi one) making fun of your particular political party (he makes sure to hit them all) and two) having even more blasphemous thoughts than I do about George Lucas and the Star Wars movies, you should pick this book up, too. It made me laugh out loud and a lot. That’s pretty much the kind of reaction I was hoping for.