The good news is, we have a bookstore in my little town now!
The bad news is, they charge money for books. (Well, yes, but I can dream, can't I? After all, the only book sources we've had here for years are Used, Grocery, Library and Other People's.)
The good news is, I bought a copy of Mark Bittman's FOOD MATTERS, a book I've wanted since I first saw it reviewed. It's a persuasive argument--with recipes--by a major chef and food writer for doing what we try to do already: eat mindfully for improving the health of ourselves, the food supply, and the planet.
The bad news is, Charlie snagged it as soon as I got home and now goes around telling me what an extremely good book it is and how I ought to read it.
The good news is, he pacified me by giving me a copy of George MacDonald Fraser's last novel, THE REAVERS. He (Charlie, not GMF) knows I love the Flashman books, and he knows I spelled reivers the same archaic way (reavers) in my fantasy, EEL'S REVERENCE.
The extra good news is, I'm very much enjoying THE REAVERS, and FOOD MATTERS will still be here when Charlie's done with it.
The bad news is, now I need to buy THE FOOD MATTERS COOKBOOK.... And we have a bookstore in our town....