Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The big news
Where did I first hear about it? I suppose like any proper library worker I'll never forget. I was riding up the staff elevator and a colleague told me. You could have knocked me over with a feather. But I suppose it happened to you too, so you know the exact feeling. Of course, once the shock starts wearing off one starts worrying and hoping. Will it be any good? How can it be good? I'm going to be disappointed, aren't I? But what if it's wonderful!
I soon made my way to the library reference desk because some things around here aren't real to me until I've baptized them with some kind of a joke.
"We have 12 copies of To Kill a Mockingbird on the shelf." I complained. "But not a single one of the sequel!"
"But there is no sequel." the librarian responded to me quizzically. "Harper Lee only wrote one book."
"You might want to rethink that." I said mysteriously, as I headed off to contemplate my reading future.