did this book get published and find its way to the public library??

–is what I was thinking the other night after I read the first couple of chapters from I book I had just checked out.


I have been having trouble sleeping so I decided to try to find some “light” reading at the library. I used to always read before bed. I picked out a mystery novel that didn’t look like it would be graphic (don’t want nightmares!) and brought it home.

I actually laughed outloud. The writing style is… that of a 7th grader and both the characters and plot are unbelievably cliche. I am not exaggerating.

I guess the reason it frustrates me is that there are so many unbelievably talented writers that never get published. Not only is this one published, but it’s a series!

I also just finished reading Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck. He’s one of my favorite authors… East of Eden being one of my all time favorite books. I guess I would have to say that this one wasn’t my favorite Steinbeck book by any means. It was pretty funny though and I’m glad I read it.

Next, I’m reading Jubilee City, a memoir that looks Jack Kerouac-esque. I’m looking forward to it.

What’s your favorite book??