Yesterday, I declared that I refused to read a story. Today I am declaring — with regret — that I’m not going to read This Book is Overdue, either. Marilyn Johnson makes the contemporary role of libraries sound fascinating when she’s on the radio. I even heard her a couple times, but I just couldn’t get into the book. I guess it’s a case of not sounding quite the same on the page.
My favorite interview of her was on the Bat Segundo show. If you’ve never heard of him, you ought to sample at least one of his peculiar brand of interesting questions within an eccentric framework.
For the record, I currently have ten books checked out, four requests I’m waiting for, and a mere ten cents fine for a book that got one day overdue.