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Comments for On My Wishlist: April 02, 2011

On My Wishlist: April 02, 2011: 04/02/11

On My WishlistLast week I finished three wishlist books: The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie, Alexander, Who Used t Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst and The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex. All of them were very good. My favorite of the three was The Widow's Season.

My current wishlist read is Generation Loss by Elizabeth which is about a photographer who has been sent to Maine to look up an old acquaintance for a job. It reads like a mixture of Lovecraft and Stephen King with a strong feminist vibe. I think Elizabeth hand is among my current (new-to-me) favorite authors.

Upcoming wishlist reads include:

  • The Stainless Steel Rat Returns by Harry Harrison
  • The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf
  • The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
  • Wesley the Owl by Stacy O'Brien (Recommended by At Home with Books)
  • The Runaway Mummy by Michael Rex
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

The upcoming list contains all the books I currently have out from the library that were on my wishlist. I don't expect to read them all this coming week. My goal is to finish Generation Loss.

The Featured Wish for April 02, 2010:

cover artDishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States by Pete Jordan (recommended by Joanna Trachtenberg)

"Dishwasher is the true story of a man on a mission: to clean dirty dishes professionally in every state in America. Part adventure, part parody, and part miraculous journey of self-discovery, it is the unforgettable account of Pete Jordan's transformation from itinerant seeker into 'Dishwasher Pete'—unlikely folk hero, writer, publisher of his own cult zine, and the ultimate professional dish dog—and how he gave it all up for love. "

I worked briefly one summer as a dishwasher for a pizza parlor. I had a few other odd jobs at the parlor but the dishwashing was by far the most pleasant aspect of the job. I can't say though that I liked it enough to want to do it in all 50 states! That disconnect though is what drew me to the book when I saw it on my friends list at GoodReads.

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Comment #1: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 11:52:58

Heidi@heaven is a bookstore

I have never heard of this book and it sounds SO GOOD! Thanks

Comment #2: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 23:32:15


Doesn't it? It's new to me as well. I have so many other books on my list to get to first, though.

Comment #3: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 12:11:57

Safari Poet

Sounds like a fun read :-)

Happy reading!

Comment #4: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 23:33:21


I know! I hope it turns out to be as fun as it sounds.

Comment #5: Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at 13:02:17

Barbara @ Basia's Bookshelf

I worked my way up from dishwasher to night cook at a nursing home while I was in high school. My aching back didn't agree, but I liked washing dishes better because my shift flew by.

I definitely prefer using my dishwasher now though and there's no way I'd do 50 states worth of it, lol. It sounds like a fun travelogue though.

Comment #6: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 23:34:33


No, I certainly wouldn't want to go on a 50 state dishwashing roadtrip but I'm curious to see why the author wanted to.

Comment #7: Sunday, April, 3, 2011 at 01:12:38


Dishwasher sounds fun. Hope you get it soon. кєяo's Book Blog

Comment #8: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 23:36:11


I won't get to it for some time. I hope to read it at the end of this year or perhaps early on in 2012.

Comment #9: Sunday, April, 3, 2011 at 06:46:07


Dishwasher looks intriguing! I also like the sound of Generation loss.

Comment #10: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 23:38:04


Generation Loss is a great mystery / thriller. If you like that genre, you should by all means read it!

Comment #11: Sunday, April, 3, 2011 at 17:53:36

Melissa (Books and things)

Hm... good book. He can come and wash all my dishes if he wants. :)

Comment #12: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 23:40:15


LOL. I'll want to read the book first before I decide if I'd invite him to do my dishes.

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