The post title had me imagining a display screen like you might see in a hospital, connected by those little ekg pads to a bunch of bananas, displaying some fruity equivalent to various human physiological measurements. Then when you look really close you realize they are not fleshy living bananas but very artistic crystal replicas. Sadly my image search turned up nothing of the sort and I was reduced to using a picture of a perfectly ordinary bunch of bananas.
I am quite certain that at some point during the years I worked at the library I read and reviewed an excellent non-fiction book about bananas. I remember reading about all the different varieties that grow in different places, about the work of the plant breeders who did a great deal of experimental cross breeding on the road to creating the pictured Cavendish banana which has become a standard supermarket staple. However searching and searching my book review blog I can’t seem to find the post, leaving me to wonder if perhaps I read the book but for some reason didn’t blog about it. I have to say it is rather disconcerting not to be able to find a post I feel certain I did write. Though I fear this will sound to my non-blogger friends a great deal like ‘the dog ate my homework’.
I have this month treated myself to not one but two new 99 cent books. On my friend Holly’s recommendation, I downloaded and read The Corner Cafe:A Tasty Collection of Short Stories. The stories varied a good deal both in length and quality, although several of them were well written and mostly I did enjoy this volume. Unfortunately the BBT Cafe authors have not made this title available on Smashwords. Since Amazon does not pay any commissions on eBook sales, and the title is not offered through Smashwords I can not possibly make even a tiny ten percent commission off the book, so I am not reviewing it or selling it. (And am making the umpteenth mental reminder note to check and see if a title is available on Smashwords before spending 99 cents and reading it.) The other book I just bought is Ann Charles’ Nearly Departed In Deadwood. This is one in a series of books, and I got a later title in this series free, and enjoyed it enough that I was willing to fork over the dollar and eight cents (here in WA state, Amazon does charge sales tax). I will have to see if it is available through Smashwords and possibly review it.