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A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities (Quirky Essays for Quirky People Book 2) Kindle Edition
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"This collection of humorous essays captures snippets of real life. From the hardware store trip, to debt collection, to a failed dinner party, and the finance among friends, these little stories provide amusement." ~Dab of Darkness Reviews~
"If you listen to this one while you are driving, be careful! The stories will have you laughing so hard that you are liable to close your eyes at the wrong time." ~The News in BooksReviews~
"The author did a wonderful job of bringing out the humor in life. My favorite was the first story about her dad who tried but didn't know how to do home repairs. This book will make you smile and even laugh. I will read more by this author." ~Haley, DRCPromotions Review Team~
About the Author
- Publication Date : December 26, 2013
- File Size : 1272 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00DH5XFHU
- Print Length : 50 pages
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,097,539 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1 - 3: I enjoyed these books by an author new to me. I had been collecting her books over the years and finally decided to read them. Entertaining and funny and good suspense are a few descriptors to pop into my head. The main characters are a perfect fit: two female lawyers (they're likable); one Cajun PI; and a couple of love interests. With each story, most of these characters grew more likable and complex. The other main characters are added as the stories go along. Grace and Duke are the perfect characters to make this series full of interest and humor.
There are many stories being followed along with the main plot. A continuous series that doesn't have any cliffhangers; just moves along a time line. The story lines hold the reader's interest and there's humor throughout the books. There's no crazy situations, like that lovable Plum character, but realistic happenings. There's no silly/stupid dialog or formulas, just plain entertainment. The writer's style is laid back, almost as if you're on the porch gossipin while sippin yur iced tea. Well written and quickly read, but still substantial enough to make reading these books worthwhile. Needs a little editing, but nothing that distracts from reading. 4*
Death by Didgeridoo #1 - This is my first read by this author and I like it. A good introduction to a few main characters of the series. Well written and easily read, fast paced and interesting; it was easy to sit down and finish quickly. All of the characters are likable, realistic and entertaining; think of Moonlighting for the humor and a male character. 4*
The Case of the Killer Divorce #2 - This story picks up about six months after where Didgeridoo finished. Well written with plenty of suspense, the reader can't help but enjoy the story. The humor is good and the characters keep developing. 4*
Peril in the Park #3 - This story picks up about six months later from the ending of Killer Divorce. Boy, there's a neat twist to one of on going the background stories! There's also a fun surprise involving someone's dad that makes the future books a must read; we know the ending to that story, but it's the path taken that interesting. Plenty of humor and everyone has more added to their characters/stories. 4*
Engaged in Danger #4 - Another good addition to the Jamie Quinn series. Well written, funny and intriguing, this suspense filled book with its well thought out, multiple and continuous story lines keeps the reader glued to the pages. There's a few kinks that the well developed, realistic characters handle, while their dialog is believable. The writing style is casual but entertaining. If you like Evanovich or Elmore, you'll enjoy Ms. Venkataraman. 4*
Jeopardy in July #5 - The Jamie Quinn series is addicting. Sadly, I've reached the last book available at present, but I thoroughly enjoyed all five books. Again, this is a well written and intriguing story, with humor and multiple on going story lines. The main characters remain interesting with realistic dialog and behavior. You don't realize it by the relaxed writing style, but Jeopardy is fast paced and intriguing with good suspense.
Reading these books in order keeps the fabric of the stories intact and understandable. The author does a good job in highlighting past events without doing a Gabaldon-style rewrite, so you can still understand what's going on without having read the previous stories, but you miss so much. 4*
It's so hard to pick favorites from these offerings.
A Trip To The Hardware Store: This one will definitely resonate with all those DIY people out there or those of us who have lived with one. I do admit to having a Home Depot charge card...and could spend spend almost as many hours looking at their shelves as I do in bookstores. (I always wanted to own a sledge hammer)
Dinner Is Served: For the women who would like to serve a sit down dinner for several of her girlfriends, some of whom have never met each other. What a great way to introduce friends to friends. The biggest drawback ... the menu. A humorous look at trying to please everyone.
Lazy Bones: A funny look at the differences between those who are actually lazy and those that are efficient, but perceived as lazy. Procrastination anyone?
Your Account Is Past Due: I really connected with this one! Working in the medical field so many years, one of my duties always seemed to be in collections. What happens when you send out a collection letter to someone who turns out to be a neighbor .. or friend? I learned the hard way to sign a different name to my letters ... just in case. A collector makes enemies ..a collector makes friends. And the stories a collector hears! There should be a whole book dedicated to the things that collectors must learn!
Gadget Girl: The author must have peeked into my kitchen! I am not usually a hoarder ...but I have gadgets of all kinds .. mostly for the kitchen. My favorite is a slicer for hard boiled eggs. You turn it one way, and it slices, then you turn it the other way and it slices again ... perfect for salads. Until I read this one, I didn't realized there were more gadgets out there ... I feel a shopping trip coming up soon!
Where Did Time Go: I laughed so hard and so long at this one, time got away from me! Tomorrow is another day ...Right?
Beyond Belief: When a woman's spouse looks at her and doesn't believe she used to do something he knew nothing about. Men should really be careful about what they say!
High Finance: I can't even describe how this works .. especially among siblings! I love how everything balances out at the end ... and I do mean end!
This is a quick, easy read, unless you have to stop every minute or two to wipe your eyes. Keep the kleenex handy. I highly recommend this one to anyone who needs a little stress relief, a good belly laugh, a few chuckles, and the memories this brings back
Many thanks to the author who so graciously furnished the digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Top reviews from other countries
Barbara Venkataraman has a really fun and easy writing style and the book was a pleasure to read from beginning to end.