This afternoon I was driving along a street in my subdivision when something caught my eye. A teenage boy was getting into his car. The shiny red-orange cover of the book in his hand was glowing in the sunlight. It was the book I can't wait to read next, Catching Fire.
I almost wanted to roll down my window and ask what he thought of the whole thing. Which would be completely crazy. So I didn't. But, stalker-esque or not, I love how books connect two unconnected people. It's like you know the same people.
As a child, the first character I considered a friend was Anne, of Green Gables fame. To this day, when I meet someone who loves Anne, it is a telling sign -- we will be friends.