I was going to write a new year post, but I’m opting to wait. Maybe I’ll just write it Friday night. We shall see. I’ve found a good way to write one that will take me, oh…around five minutes so I imagine it might actually get done this year. Whoop. I was ordering a book online earlier today and I realized that a genre has popped up in the last five or so years. I’m not exactly sure how to classify them besides something along the lines of “Collective Non-Fiction.” From the reflection-prompting Post Secret books, to the silliness of Found and Regretsy, I’m not sure how their popularity came about, but I like it. (With accent) It’s for fun! There are, however, a few that are unnecessary at best. The most obvious common thread between them: unreasonably lengthy titles and cheesy covers. But really, I don’t make this up. Awful. Awful. And to those, I wish to dedicate this post.
Low and behold, brilliance.
5 Modern (Anything but) Masterpieces of 2010
1. Wanted – Bear Cubs for My Children: One Hundred of the Weirdest Posts Ever Seen on Craigslist (and Their Responses)
2. Church Signs Across America
3. I Lick My Cheese: And Other Real Notes from the Roommate Frontlines
4. Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found
5. Pets Who Want to Kill Themselves: Featuring Over 150 Suicidal Pets!
Honorable Mention: The Book of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation