Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Continuing Memoirs Of A Biblioholic, Continued

Just got back from the local Friends of the Library Sale (which is where I was this morning when I really should have been sleeping, but oh, well). I bought seventeen books. I regret nothing! Although I probably will in a minute when I have to find somewhere to put them all.

You know, between the "I'd Rather Be Reading" bumper sticker, and the fact that I tend to think of it first and foremost as a means by which to transport myself to book sales, I have begun mentally referring to my car as "The Bookmobile." Possibly by analogy with the Batmobile, because, in my head, I would kind of like to think of myself as some kind of book-themed superhero. Too Many Books Woman! Okay, the name clearly needs some work.

Also, something I was thinking about the other day: every time I get into the elevator at work (which I do pretty much only when I have to haul a new jug of water for the water cooler), I experience this tiny moment of fear, because there is an infinitesimal possibility that the elevator will get stuck, and I do not have a book with me. Yeah, I'm not the slightest bit afraid of being stuck in an elevator. But I am afraid of being stuck in an elevator with nothing to read. That... may tell you a lot of what you need to know about me, actually.

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  1. "Bookmobile" That FITS your car very well.

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    1. That's pretty bad, even for you. :)

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  2. Whereas you are the Book Pope, and whereas the Catholic Pope has a "Popemobile", ergo you have the "Bookmobile". It is perfectly logical.

    Also, I've been to your place of work twice, and I didn't change floors between the entrance and your workstation. Are the water bottles kept in the basement or something?

    Just stick a paperback in your shirt when you go for the water, and you'll be fine.

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    1. That is only logical! Although I think the new Pope prefers to ride a bicycle or something. :)

      And the water is on the loading dock, so it's half a floor down. There's really not much opportunity to get stuck. But still...

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    2. Is it sad that my first thought was, "When did Betty get a bicycle?" Oh, you meant that other Pope. :)

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