“Oh, you’re reading!” Stephanie, our bright young waitress exclaimed as she stopped by the shady table where we were happily ensconced in our respective books. “I should have brought my own book in today, things have been so slow.”
Ahh, I thought happily. Another ravenous reader!
“She never goes anywhere without a book,” my husband said, casting his head in my direction.
“I don’t either, anymore,” she replied. “It’s my New Year’s Resolution – to read one book a month.”
Trying not to let my disappointment show, for one book a month does hardly a ravenous reader make, I smiled encouragingly at her. “What have you read so far?” I inquired.
“Well, I’m already behind,” she admitted, “I’m still on my first book- but I’m really loving it!”
“And what book is it?” I continued.
“Me Talk Pretty One Day,” she responded, a questioning lilt to her voice.
“Oh, yes,” I smiled, “David Sedaris!”
Stephanie’s face registered her pleased suprise. “You’ve heard of it!” she cried.
“Of course,” I replied, “but I haven’t read it. Do you think I should?”
“It’s just fabulous!” she enthused. “He’s a wonderful writer, and it’s funny and sad all at the same time. You should definitely read it!”
“Then I will,” I replied with a smile.
Perhaps there’s hope for her yet.