Weird Virginia

Weird Virginia (Weird) Weird Virginia by Jeff Bahr
My review
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is part of a series of “Weird” books which includes Michigan and Illinois. Check out the whole series and see if your favorite place is included.
I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I am even considering buying it to have a copy around so that when the kids get older, we can road trip around the state, checking out the roadside oddities and landmarks. There were some things in the book that I already knew about (the Bunnyman, on which a character the movie “Donnie Darko” is loosely based), and lots that I didn’t (the many quirky characters who reside, or once resided, in the Commonwealth). The authors thoroughly scoured the state for these stories, and did a fine job of presenting them. And thankfully, not all of them were lame ghost stories (though those are in there too).
Next up is Little Children by Tom Perrotta. I am also picking up The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey, and I have 6 other books on hold/being delivered to my local library, so that I can catch up on my rapidly growing book list (I’ve already finished 19 books this year, including 6 in the past month!).
Also, my wife joined a book club with a bunch of ladies from the neighborhood, so maybe I will get her to send in reviews of the books they are reading. Their first book was Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach, and their current book is Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle.
Aside from Harry Potter, what does everyone else have on their summer reading list? Send me your suggestions in a comment or email, and I guarantee you I will read them.