By Carla Ceballos
Things are not always as they seem.
I was homeschooled all throughout my primary and secondary education. It was not what it seemed to those who were not homeschooled: No, I did not get to wear my pajamas to school.
I work at Circulation at the Rock Springs Library. It is not what it seems to the people who come in here: No, I don’t get to read books all the time. Instead, my list of books I want to read just gets exponentially longer.
Some books are not what they seem. Curious and enticing titles like Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan have dominated the New York Times Best Seller List for weeks. What on earth do these books seem to be?!
Consider the book In Bed With a Highlander by Maya Banks. Oh no, wait. That book is EXACTLY what it seems to be. However, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James is not about using art pencils and shading techniques as it seems.
And there are other books with beguiling titles that whet my interest:
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
- The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
- One of those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
- Lord of the Flies by William Goldberg
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
- Bossypants by Tina Fey
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
- The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
Meanwhile, the following is a list of Titles that I am still waiting to be written, published and make the bestseller list:
- Tough S–t: a childhood in Rock Springs by yours truly
- At Last! : about an over-eager nerd who finally gets the chance to time travel… and puts all of reality at risk!
- I Think I Get It Now– Excerpts from the Life of our very own Jennifer Messer