Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A really good book!

I am reading a really good new book!

Well, except I haven't started reading it yet. I'm busy with moving and everything. But it looks really good. I'm really keen on it.

Also, it's not new. I found a copy of it on my library's shelves with a little badge in the corner of its cover that says "75th Anniversary Edition". And I'm pretty sure this "75th Anniversary Edition" book is from 2003. 

We should really have the "90th Anniversary Edition" of this book. Maybe we do and that one is checked out?

I bet you're dying to know what this fascinating book is.

I shall make you wait not a moment longer.

I won't make you wait because I'm not the kind of writer that manipulates interest in his prose by teasing and then delaying information.

It is entirely an accident that that's what's happening right now.

Or maybe I'm being ironic. 

I don't know.  I mean, do I look like I know what I'm doing?

Really, thanks.

I am blushing.

I don't disagree, I just, well, it's nice to be noticed.

Anyway, this book is called The Outermost House. And it has a subtitle of "A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod".

It's a sort of naturalist book. The introduction says it's a super important one, and that it's really good. I believe the introduction.

Why would it lie?

The book is by this guy, Henry Beston, who's a writer, but not so successful. So he buys 55 acres in Cape Cod. Then he goes to a cute little house on the beach to write. Then he stays for a year and writes about stuff he sees.

I write about stuff too!

This is totally me.

So me and this fellow, Henry Beston, are like twins.

Except for how he's independently wealthy. And had a successful career as a writer. And lived on the beach. 

And he's dead.

So I guess we both have things going for us the other doesn't.


  1. Ha! We should go a pilgrimage to his acreage. That way we can be part of his narrative, sort of even like being in his book. That way we will be alive and in a naturalist book, and have two things going for us.

    1. ok, perfect. They made his house a monument or something, but then it came apart in some horrible storm, so we'll probably have to picnic on the beach. Bring avocados.


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