Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hide yer daughters! THE BRIDE COLLECTOR is at large!

Where: B-train
Who was reading: An older woman with bleachy silver-blonde hair. Her handbag said "Guess" on it; my guess is pleather.
The pixelated pattern on her mock turtleneck suggested she'd embrace digital... but counter to this irrefutable logic she was reading a plain old paperback.
Since you asked: The eponymous bride collector targets real live women, not vintage bride dolls—not even the ones that walk down the aisle all by themselves at the push of a button.
Brad Meltzer says: "It doesn't just get under your skin. It crawls there, nests, and raises its head with a bitter tug, as if it's living within you."
So the moral is... make sure your shots are all up to date before reading this book—or getting close to Brad Meltzer for that matter.


  1. I just discovered your blog. Your approach is so wonderful. Now, tell me something: do you actually ASK people about what they're reading or do you inconspicuously get the info? I would love to know.

  2. I'm glad you like the blog! I tend to peek at the books people are reading on the sly, but once in a blue moon I will strike up a conversation. It's difficult to tell who would welcome a bit of idle chatter and who would resent the imposition on their valuable reading time.