Like a freight train rolling through a series of quirky small towns (he loves train metaphors), Scott Sparling's latest blog post has to pass through certain places to get where it's going, but you won't mind a pause or two in Vietnam Era Christmas Land
or Uncomfortable Family Gatheringville on your way here: “So go on, go for it. On the day after Thanksgiving, go out and buy anything you want . . . just as long as it’s a book. That’s how we’re saving Christmas this year. Forget Black Friday. It’s Book Friday now.” Read “Book Friday” in its entirety on Sparling's Hallucinations blog, and be ready with your hat size. You'll see.