it is still only wednesday pace yourself every body pic.twitter.com/thUzcDskWE
— darth™ (@darth) May 25, 2017
For escapism, I’m reading and re-reading mysteries by my favorite authors. (Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell’s The Brimstone Wedding is so good, I’m having trouble putting it down long enough to post!)
Many years ago, I did some sketchy calculations and came to the conclusion that I’ve been tithing the publishing industry ever since I first had my own money. Since that indicates my level of devoutness, obviously I’m grateful for stories like this one in the Washington Post that let me know I’m not alone:
For more than four decades, October Books has been a fixture in Southampton, England…
Last November, the co-op’s members gave their landlord notice that they would be leaving their Portswood Road space and began seeking a property to buy. As fate would have it, a former bank just down the road went on the market — at 189 Portswood Rd. — and it was perfect for what October Books’s members had in mind.
A series of small miracles happened. A nonprofit organization that supports the homeless agreed to go in on the new property with October Books. In January, a bank accepted its proposal to buy the building in question…
There was one lingering logistical hurdle: How would they move thousands of books from one storeroom to the other?
A radical idea was put forth: What if they formed a human chain and simply passed books, handful by handful, down Portswood Road?
With the two properties about a tenth of a mile apart, co-op members estimated that they might be able to pull it off — if they could persuade at least 150 people to show up at once…
What one good thing are you grateful for, this week?