“Sham.” Out of the Mouths of Babes…

“Here, honey.  Hand me the pillow sham.  Your hands are clean, right?”

“The what?”  Little Geoffrey asked.

“This is a pillow sham.  It covers the pillow.”  Shawna took it from him and inserted the pillow.

“Daddy said your diet is a sham.  I don’t get it?”  Geoffrey scratched his head.

Shawna grimaced, trying not to react.  “Okay, perhaps it is.”

“So what is a sham?”

She fluffed and smacked the pillows.  “It covers the truth.  Like this covers an ugly pillow.”

“Your diet covers the truth?”

She turned to him.  “I guess so.”  She laughed.  “It’s a sham.  Just like your dad’s and my marriage.”

This is my entry response for the Ragtag Daily Prompt, word of the day: sham.  Intrigued?  Visit https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/rdp-thursday-sham/

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Books You May Not Know of….

…But you ought to try!

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Okay, I’ll be honest, I read Dogrun by Arthur Nersesian 17 years ago.  I was going through a break up and a re-evaluation of my life.  The main character goes through a sort if breakup, well, to be honest, her boyfriend dies.  She has to re-evaluate her life.  In addition, she has to look for a job and navigate the world of dating, during which she gets set up with a guy who has a foot fetish.

At any rate, the way she becomes single again is sort of dark and odd, but it had been a bad relationship.  She has a dog (which is awesome), and she lives in New York, hence, the need for a dog run.  If you enjoy laughing at things you shouldn’t laugh at and identify with characters whose lives seem like one screw up after another, you’ll like Dogrun.  It’s sort of a Bridget Jones mixed with Bernadette Peters’ in the movie “Slaves of New York.” It was published by MTV books, but I looked it up recently and it seems to have gotten another publisher.  Now, go find your copy and get ready to laugh from a dark, twisted side of you!

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You can find this book at https://www.amazon.com/Dogrun-Arthur-Nersesian-ebook/dp/B003N3TUAM in Kindle or paperback.  It is not appropriate for kids under sixteen.

The subject of this book came up in a conversation with my boyfriend.  To make a long story short, I have loaned him the book because I thought it fit right in with his sense of humor.  Then, I got the idea for this post.  I picked this book up because of the blurb and the MTV books on the back (which is probably now defunct) and did not regret it.  After getting a Kindle in 2012, I started reading many of those books Amazon recommends, and I’ve been rewarded for that choice about 80% of the time.  There is beauty in choosing to read a book that everyone else may not have heard of yet.  This is why I started this post series.  I look forward to sharing more books with you!