Book Review: A Smidge of Crazy by Barbara Venkataraman

A Smidge of Crazy by Barbara Venkataraman

A Smidge of Crazy
by Barbara Venkataraman

A humorous collection of essays. A variety of topics told in amusing ways. Some laugh out loud funny parts, and plenty of nodding your head in agreement parts. A quick and entertaining read.

List of essays:
1. “Nowhere to Hide” – internet ads
2. “At a Loss for Words” – words and symbols
3. “A Smidge of Crazy” – sounds that annoy
4. “My Extra Key” – mystery key
5. “Let Them Eat Cake” – cake decorating
6. “Mental Health Day” – doctor appointments
7. “Don’t Mind Me — As I Read Over Your Shoulder” – Kindle tracking
8. “The New Me” – activism
9. “A New Year’s Tale” – busyness
10. “The World Turned Upside Down” – activism
11. “Ode to Howard Parks” – vigilance
12. “Try to Focus” – scatterbrain
13. “What’s Your Thunder?” – fears
14. “Family Ties” – small world
15. “Sitting is the New Smoking” – whatever that means

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Quirky Essays for Quirky People by Barbara Venkataraman

Quirky Essays for Quirky People by Barbara Venkataraman

Quirky Essays for Quirky People
by Barbara Venkataraman

A humorous collection of essays. A quick read that covers a variety of topics – friendships, work, aging, and some random thoughts thrown in for good measure. All quirky, and some laugh out loud funny.

List of essays:
1. “A Trip to the Hardware Store” – home repairs by dad
2. “Dinner is Served” – a dinner party
3. “Lazy Bones” – lazy people
4. “Your Account is Past Due” – debt collector
5. “Gadget Girl” – kitchen gadgets
6. “Where Did the Time Go?” – life with an aging parent
7. “Beyond Belief” – restaurant jobs
8. “High Finance” – settling bills, sister style
9. “I’m Not Talking About You, Of Course” – pet ownership
10. “Irrational Fears” – fears
11. “It All Started with a Loud Sneeze” – aging
12. “A Jolt of Electricity” – living without electricity
13. “Crazy Hobbies” – a parent’s hobbies
14. “Ask Me No Questions” – too many questions & upselling
15. “Friends in Low Places” – frogs
16. “Martha, I Let You Down” – cooking dinner
17. “No Right Answer” – friendship with a writer
18. “Words of Wisdom” – family secrets
19. “The Sweet Life” – candy radar
20. “If I Had to Choose” – insects
21. “You Think You Know a Person” – bacteria
22. “A Case of Age Discrimination” – aging
23. “Bittersweet” – chocolate
24. “Nightmare at the Sleep Clinic” – sleep clinic experience

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person by Barbara Venkataraman

Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person by Barbara Venkataraman

Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person
by Barbara Venkataraman

Mrs. Grammar Person explains grammar rules in a humorous and engaging way.

An informative and unique source to explain common grammar questions. Easily read in one-sitting, this short book covers a variety of grammar topics.

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.