I am addicted. From the moment I began reading (I'm only on page 35), I was hooked. Lock, stock and barrel. Wow! Perhaps it's the time of year. Perhaps it's the stunning freshness of style, compassion for her topic, perception of life, dexterous use of metaphor, imagery, irony and humor. I underline, annotate, circle on and on her aphorism, truths about single women, truths about librarians, truths about favorite patrons and the need to be needed. The need to impart, share, and advise patrons in finding information, identifying reading material and simply communicating to the public is so huge. I am glad that I have found Elizabeth McCracken. My pen has a lovely blue ink. When it runs out, I shall take out a new one and continue making the book mine.