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Nav Persona from Purgatory is reading The Babayaga October 2, 2011 - 12:44pm

So this totally random thing happened while I was driving home with a bag of KFC on the seat and two mega jugs of soda on the floor- A yard sale jumped grabbed my right eye and I went and found something I've been seeking for ages. From sheer joy, I gave the lady a bit over what she was asking (it's worth more than twice more). She had her young (middle-school aged?) son try to hand me a five. I told him to keep it and buy a book. Books are great. (while we carry the thing to the van:) Do you like to read? (not really) Do you like spooky. fantasy, adventures? (yeah) Look up Neil Gaiman, kid. G-A-I-M-A-N. He writes 'books' plus graphic novels - you might like it. (okay)

I hope he buys a book. Any book. Even if it's a Playboy Magazine, it still has articles and stories, lol.

*the mega jugs baptized the floor of the van with Sierra Mist and Root Beer. Amen, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. Yeehaw.


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Izzy Parker from Georgia is reading Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World October 2, 2011 - 12:48pm

Ha! That's a great story. I love those little moments of yard sale synchronicity. Let's hope the kid follows through. I think Gaiman is a wonderful gateway drug, heh.

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Phil Keeling from Savannah, Georgia is reading Virtual Ascendence October 3, 2011 - 6:13pm

Playboy is actually a terrific literary magazine--let's hope he has the good sense to buy one.

Also, it's got boobs.  Bonus.