Always interesting titles in the paperback section. Bridge Detective!
I like this bookshop, but every time I visit, I'm slightly terrified the Big One will hit, and I will die in an earthquake-induced book avalanche.
Finkel offers to look for job openings for Knight: "quiet jobs like security guard or librarian". And I am now laughing too hard to keep reading.
"we can assume that these friendships are lightweight" - No, we cannot. Some of my closest friends - people I communicate with near daily and about significant matters - are people I not only met online, but also are physically distant, so our communication continues to take place almost exclusively online.
Probably a bad sign for me that I just paused reading to post this, huh?
"You don't manage five minutes and wind up with six" - yes, I do think of this every time I hear the phrase "time management"
This gift from my dad arrived on "the second day after Christmas" in a shiny blue bag, which is amazingly appropriate. (See: "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle")
Staff Picks shelf at After Words in Chicago. John, you have good taste. That Carter book is going home with me.
"Sandow's [...] devotees included many average people, as well as famous figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle." Who, undoubtedly, would not be nearly as amused as I am to discover his name at the bottom of page 221.
My fountain pens are not as fancy (or well-kept, sadly), as hers are.
I enjoyed SMARTER FASTER BETTER so much I had to go back and read this one.