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Summer Reading List

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It's almost summer. Folks are looking to relax in a hammock or spend some quiet time with a good book. If you want a really good book check out the N.Y Times Best Seller list. If you're looking to doze off completely read these...

FIFTY SHADES OF GRAYISH

Nothing erotic here unless you're into drop cloths. It's the Sherwin Williams 2012-13 Color Chart. Featuring Gray, Steel Gray, Battleship Gray and Cloud Gray. The chapter on spackle will have you buzzing.

IN BY NINE OUT BY FIVE

The History of Dry Cleaning. With a special pull-out section on "one-hour martinizing."

HARVEY KECKMAN AND THE TIME MACHINE

Harvey is an unemployed communications major who watches television 20 hours a day. When he's not watching TV, Keckman is inventing things. He comes up with a Time Machine, goes back in time three years and tries to halt the NBC Prime Time Schedule of 2009-10. His attempt fails but he sells a Reality Show based on his experiences.

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BUREAU OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Fascinated by the Bureau of Weights and Measures? None of us are. Yet, author Cedrick Wonk, ignoring his literary agent's desperate pleadings and frantic texts, went ahead with this project. Metric Transition Activities, Mass Flow Meters, Belt-Conveyer Scale Systems, Carbon Dioxide Liquid-Measuring Devices. It's all there.

A DRIZZLE OF TRUFFLE OIL

Warren Peppercorn, a buff Arizona State college student vacationing in Portofino, is kidnapped by a disturbed heiress to a food fortune. She imprisons Warren in her incredibly lavish Lake Como kitchen and forces him to create salads.

SOMNAMBULISM ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

In the tradition of the brilliant Agatha Christie, but not quite, six strangers -- a Seattle party planner, a Scottish shopkeeper, an owner of a coin-operated laundry in Allentown, PA, a Brazilian ink and toner salesman, a vice president of a large country and a greeter at a Sarasota Walmart meet on the legendary Orient Express. Nothing really happens until Istanbul where they share a falafel Sandwich.

ZAC

Based on the incredible success of the biography of Steve Jobs this is the inside story of actor Zac Efron. Sixty pages. Fifty-nine pages of photos. One page shares both Zac's career accomplishments and the book index.

THE "THREE PEOPLE WALK INTO A BAR" BOOK

"Rick Santorum, Lady Gaga and Tim Tebow walk into a bar..." This little novelty book combines unlikely trios and has them entering a bar in the familiar joke form. There are no payoffs to these jokes. Just set ups. Thus the incredible publisher price of 79 cents a copy.

THE MAYAN CALENDAR COLORING BOOK

For the kids.

THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Historian and Author D.B. Woodley Hayvenhurst spent over a decade researching this fabled California bedroom community. D.B's conclusion: The San Fernando Valley. One million people. Six stories.