where the tangent is the architecture
I'm an independent bookseller, so please forgive me if I chatter about books. They're almost all I have.
It’s always awkward when I’m captured on film headbutting friends.
For real though, Stephanie and I are both so wrong about so many books and we are just waiting to have that pointed out to us, preferably at great volume and speed, preferably by each other.
This picture is a good representation of my friendship with Dustin. (Thanks, Steven, for capturing it.)
We are going to start a podcast, Dustin and I. We will open each episode by challenging each other. First, I will name a sports term, like “free throw” or “running back” and ask him to identify which sport it belongs to, and what the phrase means. Then, he will read some poetry and ask me to identify the poet’s nationality, and what the poem means. Then we will tell each other what we are reading, and fight about those titles until the end of the hour, whether or not we’ve both read the books in question. The podcast will end after exactly sixty minutes regardless of whether we are still arguing.
I expect we will only have five or six regular listeners, but they will all be slavishly devoted!