I'm loosing books. Good books. Maybe only good books; it's a little difficult to tell.
I started to notice this when we were leaving for vacation and Michelle needed a good book to read. "Oh, I'll find you something," I said.
"Hmmm.... that's odd... Salt: A World History doesn't seem to be on the shelves..."
"No matter, let me dig out Neuromancer..."
"I... must have lent it out?"
Then, just now, I was checking out 'In Very Deed, where cousin-in-law Katy makes an off the cuff Confederacy of Dunces comment. Now, there aren't that many of us running around the internet, so when a fellow CoD fan throws that out there, its the responsibility of the rest of us to respond. Only, suddenly I couldn't remember Ignatius' last name! So I went for my trusty copy, but couldn't find it! Now, I might lend you Salt or Neuromancer, but I'm unlikely to suggest Confederacy of Dunces unless I know you pretty well; its just not a 'hey-you-might-try-this-one' kinda book. So now I'm convinced the book gnomes are making off with the good books.
If I've lent you a good book, please give it back to me. The library is shrinking.
(Epilogue: I did eventually find Confederacy. It was hiding behind Snow Crash)
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