Welcome to my online book club. How might you be this fine day? Come, sit a while. Bring your favorite tattered ole paperback and while me away with a story.
The name’s James, and I am a book lover. I assume you’re a book lover too; that’s why you are here isn’t it? You had a taste of what the printed page had to give you, and you wanted to relive that experience—I get it, I’ve been there a time or two. That’s what led me to set up my own little diner, in this little corner of the blogosphere. The culinary delights I’ve encountered through reading are just too savory to keep to myself.
I wanted to show you around the place for a bit before I get down to brass tacks. The last Stephen King novel I’d been reading had finished before I realized what was happening, and I couldn’t get back to the library before they closed; I needed something to do before I walked back down tomorrow and looked around for one or two of them Mathew Scudder novels that my buddy was telling me about. My mind was racing, and my legs kept pushing for me to move, and move I did—I walked my way out the door and took a leap of faith into uncharted territory.
How was I to know that I would find you here? I couldn’t believe my good fortune.
Finally, somebody with whom to share my thoughts concerning my favorite books!
Please, come. Stay a while and let us talk for a bit. I’ve so much to show you, and I just put the coffee on. There’s fresh cookies baking in the oven, and my grandfather had just built me a new bookcase on which to display my paperbacks. Feel free to browse the titles while I check on a few things. You might just find a book you’ve not read yet. You may borrow of course. No really, it’s no trouble at all.
Again, welcome. It’s so wonderful to have you. Tell me, what have you been reading lately? Anything good?