HEY! (whoa, sorry, didn't mean to startle you. sheesh.)
anyway...straight to business.
this is a shout-out to anyone who has ever had a book-related opinion that they wanted to share. this is a summons for every bookaholic who—
wait—who am i??
okay, i suppose that’s a fair question if i’m going to be asking you to share all your deep dark secrets. in fact, i’m rather flattered that you asked :D
i am that girl who is always eying the comfy chairs at bookstores (which are invariably filled with senior citz who never acknowledge my presence…or consider giving up their snug seats--just because i am younger. i mean, come on. it's not my fault.)
i am that girl who instead sprawls awkwardly in abandoned book isles, waiting to trip unwary browsers (btw, i guess this is my chance to apologize to all of you who i have tripped in the past. (sorry…))
i am a girl with far too much time on her hands (actually, not really true) and far too many books (oh, yes, that’s true) who wonders if she is the only one out there with far too much time and far too many books:
enter you (i hope)
which bring us to...
MY FIRST QUESTIONNAIRE!!!:
(this one’s easy…)
have you ever read a book so mind-explodingly wonderful that you spent the entire subsequent week telling anyone who would listen about it?
do you tick the days off one by one on your calendar as you await the long-awaited release of a favorite author’s book??
do you find yourself increasingly outnumbered and outmatched as books begin to form insidious—and shocking large—piles around your home??? (yes! yes! yes! this is ME!!! ….oh, wait. sorry. ahem. i was supposed to be asking you)
do you ever secretly carry books around in your purse when you leave the house? (i know, i know, it's scary to admit it, but don’t worry. i swear i won’t give you away. contraband books are always ardently revered here.)
and yes, i mean YOU!!!!
i want to know what you think! i want your answers to my forthcoming questionnaires! Some of them may be—indeed, will be—difficult (tears are almost guaranteed when i ask for your all-time favorite book, but do not fear, i will not think less of you for them), but please this is for the greater good.
AFTER ALL. IN THE WORDS OF THAT FRIGHTENING SIX-FINGERED GUY WITH A PENCHANT FOR TORTURE FROM A CERTAIN GENIOUS MOVIE:
“….[edit edit edit]…this is for posterity, so please, be honest”
because we—i—want to know what you really think.
real questionnaires are coming soon. please stay tuned.