and Roseledge Books is an aggregation. Who knew? This news dawned as I read about Matt Drudge’s staying on top with his Drudge Report because “[h]e can look into a huge stream of news, find the hot story and put an irresistible headline on it….Everyone goes to [the Drudge Report] because, well, everyone else goes there.“ (David Carr’s column, “The Media Equation,” NYT 5/1/11) He is not just an aggregator, but a good AND “effective” aggregator. How is this relevant? you ask warily.
Well, I choose specific books from a “huge stream” of published-in-paperback options, and then highlight them somehow so that you are drawn to that which catches your mind’s eye. Okay, having a shelf for unusual mystery series may not be as catchy as an oh-boy-headline, but the goal is similar. I don’t claim to be an aggregator with laudatory adjectives, but if you end up finding a book and reading something that somehow clears away a bit of the dust of the world, I just might. “Good” or “effective” work for me, especially if you come again to Roseledge Books.
And now for the really exciting news: IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. Roseledge Books will open on Memorial Day, even if the boxes of winter are still unpacked. More important for some, the webcam will be picturing the harbor’s boats and the walkers of Sea Street on their way to the Tenants Harbor Memorial Day parade. At least I hope so. I can hardly wait.
Now, midst packing layers for Maine’s ten-minute weather shifts and reinvigorating wireless service, plumbing, and wine and cheese supply, I have to decide what book to read en route. Lee Child said once that if he has only minutes to choose in the airport, he’ll pick up a David Baldacci. And there always seems to be at least one. I think I’ll settle for the latest Jack Reacher in paperback, Lee Child’s Worth Dying For. We were just discussing how Reacher might have prepared to capture Osama bin Laden. One doesn’t want to lose touch with what Reacher knows.