Monday, June 15, 2009

Overheard in Passing

"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book." ~Groucho Marx

Just a quick story for Monday:

I was at a BBQ yesterday afternoon with a bunch of good friends, and one of them (a rough and tumble kind of guy) said to me, "Hey, I bought your books the other day and gave them to M____ (a mutual friend's mother)."

Me: "Wow, that's nice. Thanks."

Him: "Yeah, and you know, I started flipping through them when I was waiting in line. They're pretty easy to read. I actually got caught up in the story for a minute."

I laughed. Hey, if this guy can get caught up for a minute, it must mean I'm doing something right!


Susan said...

I love your quote from Groucho Marx. And so true! TV provides very little entertainment these days, especially if you don't like watching all the violence and sex. A good book is so much better.

I was interested also in your Author Interviews Wednesday. I've just released my first novel, The Sacrifice of the Sage Hen: A Novel of the American West. I was unable to find your email addy to talk about doing an interview with you. Let me know, please. Thanx!

Marianne Arkins said...

That's so cool! :-)