Our very own Brian Doyle, in his Special to the Oregonian article in Sunday’s paper (July 8th)book section, “In case of a reading emergency, pop the trunk” gets today’s (7/9/07) hit on Library Link of the Day. I’d even considered blogging about it myself so Library Link of the Day saves me from having to figure out what the “hook” would be. (And their LL of the D (archive links at bottom of the LLD page) for Sunday is a story for my own profession, “Cultural Images of Librarians.” A nice companion to the Saturday New York Times story (7/7/07) on the “Hipper Crowd of Shushers.”
Doyle’s is a terrific Sunday story and the only thing that surprised me was how surprised he was at how many people kept books in their trunks. Of course I’m always surprised when people say, “I thought I was the only one,” whether about something they did, ate, saw, or felt. If it makes you feel any better, you’re not the only one with angst, heartburn, grief, shame, joy, or any other emotion or condition you can think or feel.