Read a Book

I have a dilemma.

What do you do when you walk into a bookstore, pick up a book, start reading it to decide if you want to buy it, and end up reading the whole book? Should you buy it?

Today, I picked up a book titled, “Snakes of the World and What To Do About Them.”

There were two pages on the Bushmaster Viper of South America with large, color, photographs. It talked about its color, its markings, and its eating habits.

Book: The Bushmaster Viper is a very dangerous snake. A bite from one would be very serious and probably fatal if medical attention was not immediately available.

I suppose that’s where the second part of the title comes in, “And What To Do About Them.” I hope there’s a doctor around if I run into one of those.

The King Cobra might be more dangerous than the Bushmaster. It didn’t say much about the King Cobra–but what it did say was important.

Book: The King Cobra is a dangerous snake. Without medical aid, death is certain for its victims.

I’m glad they live in Asia and I don’t have to worry about one of them being under my porch. But, then, it might be exciting knowing that a King Cobra could be lurking under the steps and might jump out to bite the mailman at any time.

Reading about snakes made me a little jumpy. The bookstore was quiet, too–which didn’t help any.

I bought the book. I might want to read it again sometime.

2 Responses to “Read a Book”

  1. Helena says:

    What is your favorite book, Kevin?

  2. Jay says:


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