The Best of 2020

Look, as a whole, 2020 was a blazing dumpster fire. But I did get in some awesome reads, so there’s that. I read a whopping 89 books this year. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites. Turn the Page Berk Clerb My book club makes dope decisions and 2020 was no exception. MiddlesexContinue reading “The Best of 2020”

A Separate Peace of Shit or Frank Hardy and the Mystery of What Exactly Happened in that Goddamn Tree

0 Pretzels. After the testicle song, I kinda lost my appetite. That’s right. We’re ringing in the new year with a testicle song. I’d feel bad that the guy only had one, but he’s a Nazi, so does anyone even care? No. No one cares about Nazi balls. Look, when I realized we were actuallyContinue reading “A Separate Peace of Shit or Frank Hardy and the Mystery of What Exactly Happened in that Goddamn Tree”

The Great Alone…A Review

It’s the 1970s. Patty Hearst has been abducted. In Washington state, College age women are disappearing. Ernt (Yep. That’s a name.) has just returned from Vietnam. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter, Cora and Leni respectively. Ernt, like a lot of POWs, has some issues. He struggles to hold down and job and his growing more and more paranoid. So he moves his family to Alaska!

At the Water’s Edge: A Review

2 Pretzels At the Water’s Edge, Sara Gruen Hey, Fort Smithians, Smoky Lynx here, and I have the most unimportant news ever. I read a book about privileged rich kids and, boy, was it only mildly entertaining. While the book opens with a scene set in Scotland, a woman who has just lost her child gettingContinue reading “At the Water’s Edge: A Review”

My Brain is Barren Wasteland

Lookie here, a few weeks ago, I started a new job that is 1000% centered around numbers. Now, I didn’t go to school for math, so it’s taking every last bit of my brain power. The result is, I’m not reading as much as I did when I was on full blown lock down. I’mContinue reading “My Brain is Barren Wasteland”

What in God’s Name: The 2020 Story

I’m just kidding. It’s a book about Heaven, Inc. 4 Pretzels. Look, this book has gotten a bad rap on Goodreads, and I just don’t get it. It’s clever, light-hearted, and funny. So, exactly what we need right now. Let’s get into, shall we? What in God’s Name (Simon Rich) is about a couple of lowContinue reading “What in God’s Name: The 2020 Story”

The Fangs are Grade-A Wackadoos

The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson 4 Pretzels After reading Nothing to See Here, I wanted more Kevin Wilson. Funny enough, The Family Fang has a connection to Nothing to See Here.  So, what’s up with the Fangs? Caleb and Camille Fang are performance artists. They have two children, Annie and Buster, (they refer to them as Child A and Child B).Continue reading “The Fangs are Grade-A Wackadoos”