Saturday, June 11, 2016

Advanced author knowledge pun

A patron was looking for a book, The School at Thrush Green, and I was helping them. I wrote down the title for the patron and the author's name. I gave explicit instructions as to location, and I sent the patron on their way.

After a long time the patron returned uncertainly to my desk with a book.

"I looked forever for this book!" The patron exclaimed. "It has the right title, but I don't think it can be the right book. It isn't by the author you wrote down. This The School at Thrush Green is by Mizreodd!"

I looked down at the book. "No." I said, pointing down at the author's name spelled on the cover. "That's a Miss Read."

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