When you're on a roll you're on a roll so I once again dug into some lovely non fiction books. Did I just hear someone stifle a yawn? Shame on you. Non fiction rocks!
Heads in Beds (Jacob Tomsky)
Thoughts. I generally like those behind-the-scenes looks, even if it's written by wanna-be authors who rarely have any talent to speak off (with a few notable exceptions). This one couldn't write a decent line if his life depended on it. A whole lot of use the F-word (56 times in various combinations) and maybe one or two actually interesting observations. Pfff...
Good to know. One of (many) standard lies from the mouth of a front desk agent in a hotel: My pleasure!
Verdict. Little insights, lots of swearing!
My Bookstore (Ronald Rice, Ed.)
Thoughts. Authors sharing their memories/love/appreciation/... for their favorite bookshops. How could a bibliophile not love this book? Makes me wish I had a decent bookstore I could brag about, alas I haven't and that makes me really sad now.
Favorite quote. Reading is the best excuse for not writing - thus we are always in dire need of books, lots and lots, plies and more piles.
Verdict. For the love of bookshops!