At my local library, people who check out books get a printed receipt listing the books. Sometimes they return the books with the receipt tucked inside.

It’s kind of fun to see what books other people check out. How’s this combination?

  • The writer’s market
  • Generation me: why today’s young
  • Evidence of harm: mercury in vac
  • Objection!: how high-priced defe
  • The forest for the trees: an edi

Too bad there isn’t room on the receipt for the whole title.

Why do the young do what?

Mercury in vacation spots? Mercury in vacuum tubes?

High-priced defense lawyers, probably, but the book could be about defecators. I’d object to that one.

The last one is easy: that’s the book I checked out, The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers.