Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
A Zoo in My Luggage by Gerald Durrell
Why I have it: Well… I liked the tv series about his childhood…
Summary: During Durrell’s third trip to the British Cameroons in West Africa, he and his wife capture animals to start their own zoo. Really.
I’m thinking: Yes (because as an Australian, the thought of putting anything alive in your suitcase is outrageous).
Vactionland by John Hodgman
Why I have it: Because I love the subtitle – ‘True Stories from Painful Beaches’. And that cover is gorgeous.
Summary: Older-white-male-angst and associated travel memories. I think.
I’m thinking: Despite the ace subtitle and the excellent opening gambit on moustaches… No.
Love Life by Rob Lowe
Why I have it: Because I loved Stories I Only Tell My Friends.
Summary: More stories, this time about men and women, art and commerce, fathers and sons, addiction and recovery, and sex and love.
I’m thinking: Maybe (but will wait until the read-by-Rob audio version is out).