Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sneaking in a Post

Once again, I am taking a few minutes out of my work day to post. The bookstore has been particularly quiet today due to the second straight day of sunshine. There's talk that there may even be a third straight day of pleasant spring weather. One can only hope.

Tonight at the bookstore we are hosting an author event. It's kind of a self-help, inspirational gift book that is being compared to Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go, and Anna Quindlen's A Short Guide to a Happy Life, (which I once heard perfectly described as a "rice cake" of a book.) With this nice weather outside, it may be a chore to get people inside to listen to a book talk, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.

I have plans to buy a couple of books tonight. Some days it's just a moral
imperative. Today I will bring home new copies of The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone and The End of Boys by Peter Brown Hoffmeister. One book is about the evil influence of corporate media, and the other is about a boy, who grows up dealing with severe emotional issues, and the struggle to maintain a normal life. The latter books sounds both heartbreaking and inspiring. The book on corporate media just sounds depressing.

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