[LMB] just for a change, an ON TOPIC post
harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 10 02:41:18 BST 2009
I have a possible convert! And I manfully restrained myself from trying to convert someone not ready to be converted and thereby ruining her for her eventual conversion. (Bujold = Borg?)
Tonight I went to a book signing. I knew exactly one person there. The book was about getting ahead for businessfolk, so the crowd was mostly businessfolk. The author is a managing partner at Morgan Stanley *and* a professional singer *and* sits on a bunch of boards and and and. So a whole bunch of very focused businessfolk there.
One of the first strangers I met mentioned SF & F for some reason. As soon as courtesy allowed I asked if she'd read any Bujold. No? Never even heard of her? Quelle horreur. I found out what she liked - no point in recommending LMB if what she wants is pure technical infodumps - and made recommendations. I also requested she report back on whether she liked or not and why.
The other woman watched SF rather than reading it, so I didn't deluge her with blather. Better to wait till she's ready to read again. And *then* deluge her.
PS: despite knowing only one person I had a blast. What a crowd of raging interesting extroverts. Note to self: remember to do things that you don't think will be interesting more often.
PPS: "More often" /= soon. The 9 month old seems to have the chicken pox.
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