Like me, my mother is a fairly prolific reader. Unlike me, she prefers books with soft conflicts and happy endings. You know, the ones that inevitably get adapted for television by the Hallmark Channel. So, apparently, last week she started to read a book so upsetting that she couldn’t get the images out of her mind. Not upsetting like that time I recommended Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower” and all she could think of was post-apocalyptic scenarios for days, but horrifyingly distressing to the extent that she wanted to throw the book away after those first few pages! To my mother, throwing out a book is tantamount to sacrilege but she was compelled to act out of fear someone else might come across the book and read it.
“What’s the book?”I asked my sister who informed me of the bizarre reading experience.
My sister texted back…
My sis suspects mom might have inadvertently picked it up during her last hospital visit or had someone gift it to her amongst a pile of less startling titles.
“Definitely not from me,”I assured my sister.
On the bright side, mom’s experience expanded her vocabulary. She learned a new word. It starts with “C”.
Hey, look who’s manning the grill. If it isn’t BBQ King and Pizza Maestro (also Executive Producer Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Stargate: Universe, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1) Robert C. Cooper. Rob kindly hosted a Stargate reunion of sorts on Carl Binder and Ivon Bartok’s final night in town. On the menu…
Six types of sausage, wood-fire-smoked burrata, two types of pie (blueberry and rhubarb), chocolate-coffee cake, and seven types of ice cream. Not pictured = the salad.
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