Well, my gift of Then We Came to the End caused a lot of excitement at Seamus’ Re-gifting party. After answering about 39,015 questions about the horribleness of the book, Lee and Seamus decided it deserved to burn.
It surprises me how uncomfortable I was with burning the book. It felt really, really wrong. Even though I didn’t like it, it hardly deserved such harsh treatment.
Of course I spent a lot of time calling Lee and Seamus fascists and Hitler. Which made them decide to do dramatic readings of the pages before they burned them.
Still it was weird. At one point I said, “Even the dad in Footloose was against book burning!”