Friday, May 31, 2019

The library book

There is a relatively recent book entitled The Library Book. It's red (no pun intended as that would complicate this whole thing even further). It is by Susan Orlean, who I have found, based on one previous orchid related book, to be a good and entertaining author. Despite this, I have failed to read this red book concerning libraries thus far. Is it too close to home? Will my precise and, at times, extreme, insider knowledge make it too irritating? Or have I simply not gotten around to it yet? Time will tell. 

Or time might tell. 

Actually, time seems to do what it wants far more often than one might expect.

Nevertheless I have extracted some minor use out of Susan Orlean's latest book, The Library Book. Every time I encounter it while working here at my library I cry out in consternation. 

"What am I supposed to do with this! They're all library books!"

Then I mutter bitterly "The nerve of some people."


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