The Invasion of the Time-For-Pleasure-Reading Snatchers

You are traveling to another dimension.

A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination.  It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.

You’ve just crossed over into….The October Simply Books! Meeting.

I'll bet you didn't see that one coming.
I’ll bet you didn’t see that one coming.

Nobody in the group this month had finished a book quite yet.  Their time had been taken up with other concerns.  I can only assume that these lovers of the printed word, these charter members in the fraternity of dreamers, had been conspired against.  By a world full of tongue-cluckers and the unrelenting hands of a clock, most likely.

Everyone still made the effort, though, and shared books they’d read a while ago, planned to read, had just begun reading.  Here’s the list:

world's strongest librarianThe World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Strength, Faith, and the Power
of Family by Josh Hanagarne

Darwin's DoubtDarwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
by Stephen Meyer

Major PettigrewMajor Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

The Heart of a WomanThe Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou

Light Between OceansThe Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Help for the HauntedHelp for the Haunted by John Searles

Perhaps by next month everyone will have had time enough at last to complete a book that they love enough to share.  Or, even, all the books they want.

If nothing horrendously ironic happens, I’ll see you all on Saturday November 2nd at 2pm for the November meeting.



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