Friday, March 6, 2009

A Not-Really-Review: Addition by Toni Jordan

I don't like the white pith on oranges. Can't stand it, will peel away as much as I can before eating. Bananas are all white pith, so I don't eat them anymore. I don't like to say certain words out loud, like "pith" or "rural." You can't use my towel. You can drink from my glass, but if you leave a lip mark, I'll have to get my own. I bite my lips, bite off my hangnails. I don't bite my nails, but I think it makes a cool, popping sound. I hate everything about chalkboards: the feel of chalk, the possibility of nails, the dust. I like sucking up dust bunnies with the vacuum cleaner. The lint screen must be cleaned after every load.

The Not-Really Book Club meets every month somewhere in Sacramento.

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