They’ll say, he doesn’t read the books he requests we purchase.
He just flits through them
Why does he even bother?
And I’ll say, ‘coz the book reviews were inspiring
or I read an extract in ‘The New Yorker’ or ‘SMH’,
But when I went to read it I got bored: the characters were flat, the plot rambling, the writing uninspired.
A bit like some of your posts, a snide librarian might say.
My Friday friend once said, I had the attention span of a gnat.
I don’t know what’s wrong with me.
I did finish a book a few years ago.
That was a book of short stories. Does that count?
Anyway, they’ll blacklist me soon, and everyone will be happy.