Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £0.99
includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
Unlimited reading. Over 1 million titles. Learn more
Read for £0.00
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course... (Quirky Essays for Quirky People Book 1) by [Venkataraman, Barbara]
Audible Narration
Playing...
Loading...
Paused
Kindle App Ad

I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course... (Quirky Essays for Quirky People Book 1) Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£0.99

Length: 28 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Audible Narration:
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of £2.53 after you buy the Kindle book.
Ready
  • Similar books to I'm Not Talking About You, Of Course... (Quirky Essays for Quirky People Book 1)

Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deals: Books from 99p
Sign-up to the Kindle Daily Deal email newsletter to discover daily deals from 99p.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 342 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00821JBBS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #983,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The essays reminded me of similar projects I had completed, years ago now, but still relevant. The writing was witty and engaging, I felt like I could converse with Barbara for everything she wrote, I had my own anecdotal response.

If you are a fan of BBC's Room 101, I have an inkling that you may just enjoy this. And I would say that these essays are targeted at a wide audience base, I'm sure anyone would feel they can relate, even to just an aspect of each essay.

Is it worth purchasing?
I would have to admit that I would not buy this were it more than 80p, and that is because in this day and age, you can easily find blogs with such conversational essays.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
The best line in the book appears early in the story called "A Jolt of Electricity" and it is
"If Amish people could time-travel to the past, would they notice?" The story is a retrospective on the consequences of the passage of hurricane Wilma that left the author and her family without power for approximately two weeks. Like most Floridians, the author had stocked a significant supply of emergency supplies such as batteries, flashlights, food and propane so they basically just had to wait out the power outage.
Venkataraman makes the experience sound amusing, frustrating, revealing and stressful, all at the same time. It was an experience that brought her family and the neighbors closer together, which was a good thing. However, as is the modern way, once the power was back on it was back to the individual activities involving televisions, video games and other activities not involving human interaction. The brief time of talking to other people was over to be replaced by interaction consisting of little more than an occasional wave.
There are eight short stories in the book, all of which are an expression of frustration at what can go wrong in life, even when you have the best of intentions. "Martha, I Let You Down" is a story about starting meal preparations with the best of intentions but having everything go wrong, leading to the ultimate plan B, ordering pizza.
Many people will be able to relate to the story "Nightmare at The Sleep Clinic" where the expansion of the body due to the onset of middle age takes place in the roof of her mouth. This leads to breathing problems during the evenings as the flab of the palate tries to do the natural thing and flow downhill.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover