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Books vs Boyfriend

Posted by on September 30, 2006

On Thursday I went to the annual SF Library booksale and brought home 30 books for $50.

Today, after more coffee than my brain could reasonably handle, I went into the dining room where the Lad was clattering away at the keyboard and where my shelf of unread books was sitting patiently.

“How are you today, books?” I asked.

“Fine, thanks!” I answered myself in a high-pitched voice. “We like to be alphabetized here on this shelf together!”

“The Waughs are pushing,” I complained in a lower-pitched voice that clearly came from the Trollope section.

“Don’t be pushy, fellows,” I warned them. “I will read all of you in time.”

“We’re looking forward to being put on the shelves of books you’ve already read in proper alphabetical order!” I squeaked as the books.

“Yes,” I agreed in my normal voice. “We do all like to alphabetize things, don’t we?”

“Will you bring us home some friends when you go to the booksale again on Sunday?” I squealed.

“I sure will, and they can be alphabetized in among the rest of you,” I promised.

“There’s no more room on this shelf,” I complained from the Trollope, but I ignored me.

I wandered back into the living room and turned on the laptop. “Hey!” I squeaked in my book voice. “What are you doing with that thing? You have to start reading us! Turn off your computer! You promised to read us!

I think it was somewhere around this time that the Lad left.

4 Responses to Books vs Boyfriend

  1. michele

    snicker. i’ve been meaning to make a post about my books (16 for $36, $2.21/per book average to your $1.71/per book average) since thursday. but laziness and now trepidation in the face of your excellent post will continue to stop me.

  2. didofoot

    michele [normal voice]: how are you today, books?

    michele [muffled voice]: mmphmhhmmhpmh!

    michele [normal]: oh, that’s right. you’re stacked three deep on my shelves because i’ve completely run out of room for new books. sorry about that, fellas.

    michele [muffled]: mmph!

  3. michele

    poor unalphabatized overflow.

  4. kati

    You have conversations with yourself, or objects-

    in lots of different and interesting voices

    and it’s totally adorable.

    When I do it, I just seem crazy.

    Maybe having someone else in the room is the key…

    You sly devil, you!

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