Thursday, April 29, 2021

Over zealous book recommendation


Today's over zealous book recommendation is for Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It is the greatest book ever.

Just kidding. This book recommendation is not all that over zealous.

I am having this book read to me through a secret device in my ear while I shelve books at the library. I always looked slightly down upon this spaced out, earphone kind of behavior at work. But now I have gone over to the dark side.

Oddly, going to the dark side and listening to the completely brilliant Counting by 7s as an audio book, keeps, for some reason, making me want to be a better person. I don't know why Counting by 7s makes me want to be a better person. It is not a particularly moralistic sort of book.

Also I am pretty sure I am already as good a person as I can possibly be. 

When I was finished shelving I still wanted to listen to Counting by 7s some more, because it is a really good book, so I left it playing in my ear while I went out to take pictures with my phone of the library's tiny magnolia tree and then of some strange red seed heads blossoming out of a tall tree in the swamp. 

As I listened to the book I still wanted to be a better person.

I decided that even if that might not be possible, it was nevertheless a really good feeling to have.

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