what I’ve been reading…

Five more books down toward my new year’s goal of 30! That’s a total of eleven so far this year, only nineteen left! I’ve had some pretty great momentum lately. The newest book I started after finishing this batch was already half done within a day (it’s a nearly 400 page book.) Most days I wish I could just pause time and plop down on the couch to read for a while. I’m excited to conquer the rest of my ever growing to-read pile because it’s full of awesome books.

What I’ve been reading…
A Stripper’s Tail by Diamond
Working by Dolores French
Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla
Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That? by Jesse Bering
The American Way Of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford

Let’s start with the worst first. A Stripper’s Tail. Did you notice something “off” about that title? Tail like what a puppy has, not tale like a story. That should have told me all I needed to know about the book but honestly I was kind of hoping for some redeeming story about a stripper with a tail. Alas I never found it. Instead I found a bunch of typos, and a few more times where the author mixed up words. Do and due. Even worse than that – waist and waste. (gross!) Definitely a book I would not recommend.

I’m on the fence about Not Taco Bell Material. One on hand it was a quick read, I finished it over a weekend. I laughed a lot in the beginning of the book and generally enjoyed his stories. But as the book went on I started to get annoyed, I felt like Adam had a holier-than-thou attitude. I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t be reading memoirs of celebrities I never really was interested to in the first place? If I had to rate it out of five stars I’d give it three because even if it left me with a bad taste for Adam Carolla it did keep my interest and have me laughing.

Working by Dolores French was pretty good! Dolores started working at 27, which is pretty “old” to get in the game so she brought a different perspective to the table compared to the other books on prostitution that I’ve read. My only complaints are that I felt like Dolores skipped around a lot and that she perhaps breezed over serious things like they were no big deal. (Being held at gun point! Hello!) But all in all it was definitely a great read.

These last two are were my favorites from the group. Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That? by Jesse Bering was so great! It was chock-full of silly puns and really, truly interesting information. The book covered all sorts of subjects from when brain damage makes folks act out sexually to asexuality to zoophilia and of course, why the penis is shaped like that. It’s obviously not a book for the faint of heart – if you couldn’t already tell by the title. But by golly, it’s a good read if that’s your cup of tea!

I had been wanting to read The American Way Of Death Revisited for a long time. Nearly all of the funeral books I’d read previously had referenced it in some way or another so my curiosity was piqued! It was an extremely eye opening book on the funeral industry to say the least. I would definitely recommend it if you have any interest whatsoever in the funeral industry.

What have you been reading lately? Have any recommendations you think I would love based on the other books I’ve enjoyed?

To find more posts on what I’ve been reading you can view the “books” tag. Lots of good reads to be found in there! 😉

Author: Kaylah

Just a green haired gal from Cleveland, Ohio.

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