Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Jul 2002, 21:58 p.m.

I realize that my current job as a lowly clerk…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I realize that my current job as a lowly clerk at Cody's makes me some bizarre triangulation between Anirvan, who founded Bookfinder, and Seth, who frequents bookstores and whose dad is in the brick-and-mortar bookstore biz. Seth is the only person I know who has nearly as many bookmarks as I do.

I finished Sons and Lovers, whose ending is not as good as its beginning and middle. I don't care for how the character of Paul changes; I'd rather just read about his childhood for a hundred more pages than see him grow up as Lawrence thinks he does.