“Words mean things, damn it. They mean things!”
When Jamie picked up a copy of A Rendezvous with Richard at Secondhand Books, she did so because it cost next to nothing and had a good cover. Jamie is a shallow girl just like me : ) Little did she know what would happen when she cracked open the pages . . .
Okay, so I’ve been avoiding this one since it came out due to the fact that it was a shorty which don’t generally work well for me and it was also a romance – the description of which kinda sorta reminded me of The Lake House which I’ve never seen because romance is my kryptonite . . . . except when it comes to The Notebook because the bearded Gosling is most definitely a bangable Gosling. But I digress. Basically I’m a horrible human and . . .
The one thing I do like is Edward Lorn and as much as he is a wearer of the big girl undies and would not cry the tears of a special snowflake should I choose to flame his book (in fact, if you know him you know he’ll pretty much do the polar opposite), I wasn’t interested in wasting a dollar on something I pretty much was guaranteed not to enjoy. But then a certain someone discovered that Margins was lendable and was kind enough to offer it to me . . .
And guess what? I didn’t really like the romance. Go figure. However, the saving grace for me was Ed’s love for reading that jumped right out of the pages. From snippets of wins and fails out of his reading repertoire to the best kind of name dropping imaginable . . . Gaiman and King and Hill and Palahniuk and Tartt and Moore and Cutter and on and on and on. If you are lucky enough to be Ed’s friend you see evidence of his love of books every time he posts a review or hits up the various used book shops and thrifts stores and shares his weekly “book porn” haul. He may be a writer, but he’s a reader first and that’s what made me want to be his friend . . .
“There’s no cheaper escape than a book, both to produce and buy. Producing movies cost millions. Music the same. Books, per person, cost very little in comparison to what you receive.”
He even gave a shout-out to one of my Seger faves . . .
Hehehehe. Not really that one, but Ed does luuurrrrrrv him some Tommy Cruise so I had to use it. Now get on outta here and . . .
“Turn the page.”