Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Books Read in 2009: "Wild Wives" by Charles Willeford


The Kindle is proving to be both a plus and minus when it comes to reading old, fun, pulpy novels like this one. On the one hand, you don't get the great covers anymore, which is half the fun of reading these things. Sometimes the cover suggests a better story than the one that's in print inside of it. (Although this one was pretty good on its own.) On the other hand, you don't get the covers anymore, which means you don't have to endure the strange looks from people when you're reading something with a man punching a woman on the cover, or a woman in an extensive state of undress. ("Oh, hi kid. Let me just move my hand to cover up that part that you shouldn't be looking at...")

The overall experience is a great plus, though, since finding most of these titles in paper anywhere would be difficult.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Books Read in 2009: "Gigolo" by Edna Ferber


I don't remember exactly how I stumbled across this, but I did, and it was a total delight. I don't think I've read anything else by Ferber before this, but I definitely will in the future.