Delaware: more wizards than Rhode Island

On Friday night I attended a party at Porter Square Books for the young reviewers of their Fresh Ink program, featuring M. T. Anderson as the guest speaker. About this I have two things to say:

  1. Porter Square Books is awesome. I hope this doesn’t come as a surprise to you if you live in the Greater Boston Area, but it bears repeating. If you have anything to do with a brick-and-mortar bookstore and you don’t have a program like Fresh Ink, allow me to suggest that you get that rolling immediately. Give smart kids those ARCs you have piling up in a back room, instruct them in quality review-writing technique, post their reviews on a blog/in the store. Everybody’s happy, and happy young readers = a happy bookstore (and happy librarians).
  2. Many New Englanders are baffled by Delaware, which seems to serve only as an exorbitant toll-collecting impediment between us and Washington, DC. If you venture off the highway, however, you will find a magical world of commuter catapults and public dinosaur removal. Thank you, Mr. Anderson, for producing such a helpful tourist guide. The Governor of Delaware is grateful too, even if you can’t always tell.

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