Friday, November 20, 2009
How would you like to be introduced?
That was the title for this Wednesday’s Unshelved comic, one of a series of four on that topic.
Unshelved chronicles work at a branch library located in the mythical Seattle suburb of Mallville. In Monday’s comic the young adult librarian, Dewey, waited while a teacher gave a long rambling introduction for his school talk. In Tuesday’s comic he was writing his own intro because, “I’ve been called ‘sweetie’, ‘honeycake’, and in one horrifying instance ‘lamb chop’.” In Thursday’s comic he insisted that the next teacher read his introduction word for word (or else).
If you don’t write your own introduction, then you are at the mercy of your introducer. He or she may not have thought ahead at all. I’ve discussed writing introductions in a previous post.
Every Sunday Unshelved does a Book Club poster. Every year they have a contest to see who can come up with the most creative customized book cart. It’s called Pimp My Bookcart, and last year’s entries were awesome.