My ‘baby’ brother Ron, turns 60 today. I wanted to do something special for him, but really find it difficult. Like me, he’s reached an age where he can afford whatever he wants – and, like me, generally his tastes are simple, and he is disinclined to stockpile cr@p.
So, when I found that today is also the birthdate of Louis L’Amour, I thought it would be fun to read a story by him at the same time. He liked the idea, he chose the Last of the Breed, set in the Cold War era, and, thanks to the magic of online ordering, we both have copies, and will be discussing it when we next get together, virtual or real.
I wouldn’t have thought about this, except for the fun we’ve been having in our virtual book club. It does make it more sociable to read the same book and discuss it with friends. This is one that I may try again with other family or friends at a distance.