1. I just last week started reading her “Fun Home” graphics memoir. (Spoiler: That’s short for funeral home.)
    Installed ComiXology to read with, not understanding that it is a subscription promotion machine. But the reader part is free, and a very good tool for reading the e-book editions of the (few) comics collections or graphic novels I have already purchased. Much better than the free Kindle app for tablets.

  2. “I’m very, very excited to have anything to do with a dictionary,” is not something you often hear.

  3. My hair salon, excuse me, barber shop, stocks both men’s and women’s magazines (provided you consider Esquire to be a magazine for straight men). The men’s magazines have articles about cars, grooming, clothes, pop stars, etc. The women’s magazines have articles about how to find men, how to keep men, the men they’d just broke up with, how to attract men, and Madonna (unless it’s O magazine, in which case it’s Oprah). So I think I see where Bechdel is coming from.

  4. My dentist has a lot of Rolling Stone magazine issues. I think that’s more male-oriented, but I’m not sure. Now that I have my iPad, it doesn’t matter. I just read my current book (right now the latest in a cozy mystery series) while waiting.

  5. My barber puts out the usual selection of newspaper and magazines, but they also have a bookshelf filled with novels.

    Which really makes me wonder how long some people wait for their appointments.

  6. I’m assuming the customer, if s/he comes in regularly, can take home the book and return it later. I do that with magazines at my vet clinic, altho I usually bring a book, just in case there’s nothing of interest to read.

  7. “the customer, if s/he comes in regularly, can take home the book and return it later”

    Ah, I hadn’t thought of that. Clever idea.

    And I guess your next appointment card would make a dandy bookmark.

  8. “And I guess your next appointment card would make a dandy bookmark.”

    Yes, altho it’s been my experience that women make appointments, men don’t.

    It’s the same idea as The Little Libraries; take a book, leave a book. Or bring back the same book.

  9. So take a book – any book – and put the card in it as a pretend bookmark. BOOM. Problem solved.

    ‘Til you have to find the book to bring it back . . . but that’s another issue.

  10. Speaking of little libraries, a cartoon in Funny Times shows: “Good idea: Little Free Libraries. Bad Idea: Little Free Pharmacies.”

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