"Dear Principles of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, ...I don't know who put you on hold, or why... Shit, what if it's some poor old lady who's mistaken you for a new Nora Roberts series? You could seriously give an unsuspecting person a heart attack. I know what you are and you still gave me what my nephew likes to call the Hot Burps. Bwug. We need to get you out of here. None of the staff can stop reading you. We keep yelling "Oh my God!" and it's a library and we're supposed to be quiet. We're all in a circle around you, holding our hands up in the air every time someone turns the page, looking away with grimaces on our faces. It looks like a religious testimony in here. Or like Adele is singing to us." -- Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence This book is a memoir/essay collection by a librarian composed of letters to various books that have had a big affect on her life, for good or for ill. The stories are very funny, even when I must regretfully disagree with the author. The Hobbit is a masterpiece, Annie. I'm sorry, but it's true. 😤 Her story on why she dislikes it is hilarious though. I think, other than the story quoted above, my favorite involves the author finding a copy of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in a Bed and Breakfast room with yellow wallpaper. 😨 If you know, you know. If you enjoy funny stories about readers, libraries, and books themselves, I would highly recommend this book. There is also a large section of the author's book recommendations at the end, organized into various reading lists, which is very interesting.

Posted by thewintersings at 2023-05-16 03:02:00 UTC