I recorded this little video before going to work, when it occurred to me that I should be using my encounters in the bookstore on my blog. I mean, who wants to know just what I am reading? What about my wonderful colleagues? What are they reading?
And so, on a normal, busy Sunday I opened the store as usual with Keith and Alecia. This is what they said:
"How cozy!" I said. "A dead body on the beach!"
Keith laughed. "Well, they always start with a murder!"
Later in the afternoon, after the Mary Pipher event - which was wonderful - and which I mentioned in my introductory video, I managed to snag a few other colleagues for input. Here is what Jade had to say.
Then Bennard came in for the closing shift - and he always has interesting reading suggestions.
"Yes!" I said. "I'm reading it too!"
"Isn't it wonderful? It's so precise and rich. I love it. I've read some of his poetry. I think he was a poet first before writing this novel. And you can see that. No word, no sentence is wasted. He's always very precise, very intense. and then the depth of feeling and passion. It's amazing. It's probably going to be a prime candidate for one of my favorite books this year."
Finally at the end of my shift, I managed to corner Aron for his latest recommendation.
"Right now I am listening to Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. I am always enchanted by the way that she sees and describes the world, and by the unique perspective of the characters that she creates."
I'm so fortunate to have such interesting colleagues! And yes, there are more to come!