Judging a Book by its Cover
Then suddenly I just stopped. Not even sure why but maybe I just outgrew them (if you can outgrow books). I then moved on horror novels from Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Laurell K Hamilton and the like. Then it was mystery/thriller novels. Then it was travelogues...then autobiographies esp about chefs and their life with food. People like Anthony Bourdain and Madhur Jaffrey.
But right now I seem to be at a limbo. Nothing has really captured my fancy. So during a recent visit to the local library I thought I'd just browse the shelves til something struck my fancy... I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover but at least it would get my attention first.
And I am glad I did. "Practical Demonkeeping" by Christopher Moore caught my eye with its bright purple cover. With characters like a 100-year old "roads' scholar named Travis and his travelling companion, a green-coloured demon named Catch, "Practical Demonkeeping" was a really fun read. Both witty and exciting, I finished this within 3 days... an achievement given my wifely and motherly duties.
I then borroweds another of his books named "A Dirty Job" This was even more brilliant than the former. In this crazy story, Charlie Asher - a Beta male - finds out that death is more practical than most people realised. With a host of great characters like Minty Fresh (!) and a pair of hellhounds named Alvin and Mohammed, Charlie has to rescue the world from the forces of Evil.
I am glad to find out that he has more books already out so will definitely be reading more.