Friday, January 9, 2009

something smells fishy around here and i think it's dan brown

so as we were packing it in at shiny happyville library, i had a little chat with our "community liaison." what is a community liaison, you ask? well, it is a euphemism for tough ass bitch who keeps the patrons in line. (although i'm sure there are men in this position, i've only encountered really bad ass women as community liaisons. go get 'em girls!) anway, our CL is a young woman in her early twenties who i would NOT want as an enemy. but she is super friendly to employees and goes out of her way to say hi to me every day. anyway, as we were walking out she tells me that Angels and Demons is the only book that she has ever enjoyed reading.
say what?!
that's right, the only book that has ever maintained the interest of this fine person is a dan brown book.
"in this whole library of books you've never found another book that you've liked?" i asked, shocked that this could be true. i almost would rather her say she hated reading than say that angels and demons is the only book for her. i mean, i try not to judge. reading is reading. but i want for her than this.
she repeated this, and i told her that i will make it my mission to find her another book that she enjoys.
so there you have it. the gauntlet has been thrown. challenge accepted. can miss dewey decimal get a reluctant reader to like a second book? we shall see dear blog readers. we shall see.

2 comments:

rowan said...

ooh that's just wrong. i can't understand someone not getting into any other books.
Angels & Demons was OK but I wouldn't give it a re-read. What was it about the book that held her interest: did she like the adventure, the mystery or the writing? One of my favorite books that I read last year was Water for Elephants. It's fantastic. I also really liked the Kite Runner and currently am finishing Grotesque. Get this woman a goodreads.com account! She can start fishing around. And then of course, use her local library to take out the books. Keep us posted...I must know how this turns out.

*Bitch Cakes* said...

I really never read a book until I was in my mid-30's. Maybe she'll grow into it like I did.