Friday, December 4, 2009

Caution: Do not drink beer while reading.

As a library information specialist, it is my duty to read as many books as possible (with the exception of books by Danielle Steel and her ilk) so that I may be a more well-informed reader advisor to our library patrons. With this in mind, I reserved several books recently mentioned in the book review pages of our local newspaper, The St. Pete Times. One of them was Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong by Jen Yates. After coming home with the book and sitting down at my kitchen table with a beer, I began reading and came to page 68. That is when I snorted beer out of my nose. I was trying desperately to NOT spew beer out of my mouth onto the new library book, and the beer just went up the old sinus cavity instead. Carbonated beverages tend to burn a bit when exhaled in this fashion. It seems that Ms. Yates also has a very popular blog. I suggest a look. The descriptions of cake catastophies are even funnier than the pictures, ie. "it looks like some kind of primitive jungle cake being attacked by a swarm of lactating spider-wasps."  Heed my advice, swallow before reading. Oh, and maybe eat dinner first. You may not be very hungry afterward. I could not find the cake from page 68 on the blog, but here's a little taste, if you will...

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