Saturday, August 01, 2009
Friday was crammed. His Nibs fell off his bike and I took over his shift at the bookstore. Not the way I want to get work, but.... at least he's recovering nicely. This also means I'll be at the bookstore all week. I may not blog as often in the coming week, but I will be taking my stitching with me.
As if to bolster that, a customer came into the bookstore yesterday evening and it went like this:
Him: I'm looking for a book that was being discusssed on CBC Radio. It's called A Confederacy....
Me: ...of Dunces.
Him: Yes, that's it. I don't know the author's name...
Me: John Kennedy Toole.
I launched into the story of how the book was published, and recommended it highly (we didn't have a copy), and resisted the urge to tell this stranger about The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B. Because in my mind these two books are similar though very different. Naturally I have my own copy. I will probably be buried with this book too!