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Do you remember how last month I tried to convince you to read The Legend of Pradeep Mathew?
Well, I want to tell you about someone who let herself be convinced. My library does this pretty cool thing where once a week, two librarians booktalk (booksellers: this is their word for handsell. I am working on a bookstore to library translation guide) some books that they love to whoever shows up. Of course, when my turn came up last week, I mentioned my friend Pradeep. By happenstance, one of the attendees was born and raised in India, so, even though she told me she does not really LIKE cricket, it is nonetheless very important to her, so the book sounded like a good fit. She took it home to try out. I was very nervous, to be honest.
Well! Today I found out that she loved it! The post-it above is hers; she felt so strongly about convincing other people at the meeting to read it that she made notes so she wouldn’t forget anything. I had the pleasure of lurking near the meeting to listen to her sell them on it. And sell them, she did. I wish I had been able to record it. Pradeep has already gone to his next home, and has a hold waiting for his return.
So, just a reminder: this book is awesome, and you should read it immediately.

Do you remember how last month I tried to convince you to read The Legend of Pradeep Mathew?

Well, I want to tell you about someone who let herself be convinced. My library does this pretty cool thing where once a week, two librarians booktalk (booksellers: this is their word for handsell. I am working on a bookstore to library translation guide) some books that they love to whoever shows up. Of course, when my turn came up last week, I mentioned my friend Pradeep. By happenstance, one of the attendees was born and raised in India, so, even though she told me she does not really LIKE cricket, it is nonetheless very important to her, so the book sounded like a good fit. She took it home to try out. I was very nervous, to be honest.

Well! Today I found out that she loved it! The post-it above is hers; she felt so strongly about convincing other people at the meeting to read it that she made notes so she wouldn’t forget anything. I had the pleasure of lurking near the meeting to listen to her sell them on it. And sell them, she did. I wish I had been able to record it. Pradeep has already gone to his next home, and has a hold waiting for his return.

So, just a reminder: this book is awesome, and you should read it immediately.

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