As I write this, it seems to me so maudlin and predictable. I did not find the audio to be either. I enjoy Albom's voice. I know what I will receive when he tells a story. In many ways, this is reflective of our students who turn again and again to their favorite authors and series because they are known quantities. Sometimes, it is like comfort food: it goes down easily and fills some real or perceived void.
Had a great day today with more than 70 public librarians from Baton Rouge and beyond. Tomorrow will be another day with LA librarians, a nice way to bring the week almost to an end.