I’m instituting a new feature here at Upper Fort Stewart. If you send me your embarrassing reader dilemmas I’ll solve them for you. OK, I won’t necessarily solve them for you, I’ll just give you some good advice. Wait, did I just write good advice?
Here’s a few sample dilemmas to get you started:
I’m trying to get through Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath; I’m really trying – honest. It’s just this: that first page is too much. Ugh. And the dust! And that stupid turtle! Can you tell me why I can’t get through this book? Is it just Steinbeck? Is it me? Is it because I’m drunk? Was trying to read classic literature at a party a bad idea? Please help.
For years I haven’t put sugar in my tea even though I love it. Why? It’s all because of that nasty George Orwell. In A Nice Cup of Tea he says that adding sugar to tea destroys it’s flavor – but I don’t like that flavor! Should I listen to George Orwell or not? P.S. He’s not a very nice man, is he?
On my blog I complained and complained about libraries, saying, essentially, that I would never go back to one again after all the bad experiences I’ve had with them. Then out of the blue one day I popped in. Then, after another visit, well, you know how these things are, one thing led to another and I checked some books out of the library! I’m so ashamed. How can I tell the readers of my blog what I’ve done?
Ouch! Those are tough ones. Good thing they’re just samples. If you’ve got an embarrassing reader dilemma of your own that you need help with send me an email with the word “dilemma” in the subject and let me know if you’d like to remain anonymous (otherwise, I’ll print your name and link back to your site, if you have one). Upper Fort Stewart will help you out.