by syaffolee


Booking Through Thursday: Friendship

Buy a Friend a Book Week is October 1-7 (as well as the first weeks of January, April, and July). During this week, you’re encouraged to buy a friend a book for no good reason. Not for their birthday, not because it’s a holiday, not to cheer them up–just because it’s a book.

What book would you choose to give to a friend and why?

Maybe this is a cop-out answer, but it would really depend on who this friend is. I would get a book in a genre that they like reading in and something that they haven’t read before.

But if I were to give a book to a random friend, I’d probably choose Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. Cool murder mystery with monks, puzzles, a library!, and tons of history. More people need to read that book–not just weird old guys trying to look hip while waiting at the airport.

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The Thursday Threesome: The Dentist or Flying?

Onesome: The Dentist?– …a bigger ‘scary factor’ than than flying? What do you think?

I don’t think it’s more scary. Definitely more uncomfortable.

Twosome: or– maybe you have coping skills to handle dental visits? Would you care to share any of them?

As they say, “Think of England.” Well, not literally England, but you know what I mean.

Threesome: Flying– has received a really bad rap this year. Deserved? …or is all sweetness and light now?

It’s the stuff you have to do before you board the plane that’s annoying.