Friday, May 9, 2008

note to self

Bringing a book to work is allowed.
In fact, the department I'm in today has a shelf in the back of loaner books.

But bringing a Bill Bryson that you've never read before*?

Not so smart.

Because it's really, really hard to explain to your co-workers and the patients why you're sniffling and snorting and have mirthful tears running down your face other than to say 'Here, read this!'

And then they don't get any work done either.



*The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (A memoir)

9 comments:

Christy said...

He's pretty amusing, I read "A Walk in the Woods", as I'm roughly from that neck of the woods....

Sounds like a sweet gig, you got there.

Loth said...

I am expecting this book to arrive in the post any day now - I just swapped an old book of mine for it on a book-swapping website of which I am an ever-so-slightly obsessed member. Glad to hear it was a good choice. Can't wait now!

Jenty said...

Hee hee!! Sounds like I need to read that book!

womaninawindow said...

K. Don't know Bill Bryson. Will have to check him out. Reading Owen Meany again...can't believe how much I've forgotten in the last 15 YEARS!!!

Gingers Mom said...

I've never read that. Sounds like a must read!

Stomper Girl said...

I love a book that makes you laugh out loud. And all that laughing probably made you a happier more productive team. You know if your boss wanted to know what was going on...

VioletSky said...

I can so hear you laughing! I was introduced to Bill Bryson's books (I'd read some of his travel columns in the paper)several years ago by my cousin who then complained that I was keeping him awake with my not so successfully stifled snorts. He then kept guessing which part I was at and we'd both be in giggling fits. I think I could only manage, at best, 2 pages before my pillow was damp with tears and my stomach ached too much to continue.

Sarah Louise said...

Fun!

Caro said...

Hee, I love sharing a good book.