Wednesday, November 28, 2007


The Book Club that Changed the World† has book showers for mothers-to-be.‡ We are feting our second adoptive child tonight. A trip to Barnes & Noble at lunch was... inevitable.

And, for once, totally justifiable. Even to, say, Brother.

Of course, Brother might not be quite so behind my auxilliary purchase, but y'all can back me up.

FOOTNOTE (crossed): Yes, that's the name. From one of the most reviled books in our book club history, The Map That Changed the World. I chose it, I liked it, but it did lead to the "no geology books" rule, which we've managed to stick to far better than the "no Oprah books" rule.

FOOTNOTE (double-crossed): A brilliant idea, elegant in its simplicity, dreamt up by my late, great mother.

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