Howdy all, it’s been another busy week of reading and writing. A few observations and recommendations:
- If there has ever been a perfect book, I think it is Lonesome Dove. I’d predict that this is at least the tenth time I’ve read it. It makes me happy, instantly. Gus and Call are as or more fully realized than any other fictional creations I have ever encountere
Hi all, if you’re in the Minneapolis area, I’ll be speaking at the RH Stafford branch of the Woodbury Public Library. The World’s Strongest Librarian was chosen as Washington County’s “One County, One Book” selection, and this is going to be a great event.
Details here! Hope to see some of you knuckleheads, particularly if I haven’t met you yet.
Perhaps this happened to someone like me, in a library very much like the one where I work:
I watched a man try very hard to compliment my manager one night.
“You look different somehow. What is it?”
“I’m not sure,” she said. “What do you mean?”
“You just look more feminine than usual is all. I mean it as a compliment.”
“Oh. Well, thank you I guess.”
“Hey wait, did you used to have a mustache?”
That was how the conversation ended.