Many of you don’t know this, but when I started up the Book Spotter, I was in the midst of law school. It was my way of feeling like I was still somehow involved in the world of books (having been a bookseller in my former life), as well as feeling like my tendency to spy on other readers was serving some higher purpose. But see, what happened was, I graduated, and then had to study for the bar, and then had to TAKE the bar, and then had to spend about a month decompressing, and then started a new job, then another new job, and finally it just started to seem like I had let things go too long and jumping back into the book-spotting business would be awkward, and no one would care anyway, and really who has the time? And etc., etc., etc. My cohort Amy tried to soldier on without me, but it was a lonely business, and she justifiably faded away as well.
But apparently at least someone noticed our absence, because a few days ago I received an email notification informing me that Cover Spy had tweeted something about “rallying around” the Book Spotter to get us following books in Denver again. They even said they missed us. And I guess that was all the push I needed, because here I am.
To be realistic, there’s no way I can keep up the pace we had going for a while there. But I’ll try to at least post once per day. And, as has always been the case, anyone in the Denver area is more than welcome to send in their own book sightings, and we will be thrilled to post them for you.
So thanks, Cover Spy, for the nudge. Honestly, we’ve missed you, too, and the rest of the book-loving Tumblrverse. It’s nice to be back.
Spectacular Now, by Tim Tharp. Hardcover, Littleton Public Library copy. One uncomfortable looking pregnant lady, in blue. Southbound E Line. Monday evening.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks. Trade paperback with movie tie-in cover. Guy in relatively professional dress, carrying a skateboard at Evans Station. Monday Morning.