Hello and welcome to another well of Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is a bookish meme hosted by the lovely Broke and the Bookish. Each week bloggers are given a topic and challenged with the task of listing their very own top ten of that topic.
As always, feel free to add to the list in the comments or just add the link to your own TTT!
Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient and Safe No Matter What You Encounter by Rick Pelicano, Lauren Tjaden
Written by a police officer, this book is supposed to teach you how to train your horse to act cool and calm in situations where they’ll usually get spooked. The title could use a little work, as could its sequel; “Better Than Bombproof: New Ways to Make Your Horse a Solid Citizen and Keep You Safe on the Ground, in the Arena, and on the Trail”.
The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Julian Montague
I might have a PETA group after me for saying this, but I say all stray shopping carts should be shot. They’re the reason I have a big scrape along the side of my car! And you can’t fix that easily, either. Nope.
Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong
Imagine sitting on the bus reading this on your way home from the grocery story. Hmm. But alas! Poo refers to Khun Poo, a famous Thai chef. I think “Cooking with Khun” would have worked better all around.
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend Yourself When the Lawn Warriors Strike (And They Will) by Chuck Sambuchino
This one was added to my to-be-read pile, because you never know which apocalypse is coming next and my dad just so happens to have a small collection of these creepy little things. Now I understand where all the missing gardening tools disappear to.
How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants by David Rees, John Hodgman
What’s stranger than the title? Well, it could be that the book is 200+ pages on… how to manually sharpen pencils. And the equipment needed. And how to mentally prepare yourself. Yeah. I’m pretty sure there’s a book for everything now.
Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School by Benjamin Franklin, Carl Japikse
The thing about this book probably isn’t so much the title, just one more fart joke, but who it’s written BY. Benjamin Franklin? Really? Why are men always so concerned over their farts?
Strangers Have the Best Candy by Margaret Meps Schulte
Hmm. Seems legit? This author put together a book of things strangers have done/said after she met them. And she gives a reason why you want candy from strangers. I’m not too sure…