Every so often, I exchange books with some of my co-workers. This week, I shared a few new favorites (The Girl Who Chased the Moon and The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen) and an old favorite (Good Omens by Neil Gaiman). The person I loaned Good Omens to had never heard of Neil Gaiman. It took every last bit of restraint I had to not say what was in my head — “What?! How have you never heard of the most wonderful writer who goes by the name of Neil Gaiman? What?!” I thought everyone knew of Neil Gaiman. Ah, the book bubble I live in some days.
My mother will also be the recipient of several books I liked and re-discovered while doing my semi-regular clean of the shelves. She cracked me up when I was telling her about the books though and as it turns out, a good friend of her’s will also be getting some books because she said, “Ooo, that sounds like something Peggy would read.” Guess what Peggy, you’re getting’ some books!
I know some of these books may not make it back to me, some many take months before I see them again, and I’m good with that. I’ve read them all and enjoyed them and it makes me happy to be able to share with friends and family stories I liked. I’m also interested to hear what people think of the books. A small part of me wonders if they will love them as much as I do. That’s what sharing is all about and I’m sure my mom is glad to hear I’ve retained my skills. 🙂
And now for some link love…
Want to read reviews of the worst book ever? This made me giggle it was so strange.
Fictional character quiz.
I don’t belong to a book club but this profile has me intrigued. I think one of the reasons I never enjoyed book clubs was because they always turned to gossip, nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to talk about the book and that never happened. Do you belong to any book clubs? How does it work for your group?
This is completely unrelated to books but I can’t help sharing. SHARK WEEK starts today! I can’t tell you how excited I am.
Happy Sunday. I’m off to spend another day indoors hiding from the heat.