Friday, August 1, 2014

Introducing Your Boswellians: Todd

1. What do you love about working at Boswell Book Company?

It smells nice here... like toasted walnuts and hope.

2. What’s your absolute most favorite of all the things in Boswell right now?

There's a friendly umbra who whips about the store and plants more smiles in a day than I see almost anywhere. Maybe there are that many in the smile factory, but I wouldn't bet the house.

3. What’s your absolute most favorite of all the books ever?

Favorite. Favourite. Favorite. Favourite. I kinda like the ouuu sound in my head, even though it sounds the same aloud. Similar to theatre or colour. (I'm avoiding your question.)

4. What’s on your staff rec shelf?

Terrail's stuff! (We share a shelf.) Also, there are books from presses of all sizes: Paradise & Elsewhere (Biblioasis); Inappropriate Behavior (Milkweed); Woke Up Lonely (Graywolf); and One Man Guy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan).

5. For which writer—living or dead—would you take a bullet?

I would grab a bullet out of the air for Alan Heathcock. He'd name it and pet it and make it get over its past.

6. With which character can you most relate?

Sid Geeder -- from Po Bronson's Bombardiers. (BTW: PO! Stop writing all that nonfiction and return to the Dark Side!)

7. Someone wrote your biography – what is the title?

Distillery Tour.

8. If you were a super hero/ine, what would be your name, what’s your power, and who would be your arch-nemesis?

IF? So, what would my *other* name, power, and arch-nemesis be, you mean. Hmm... 

Name: Litotes; 
Power: Fathoming the Double-Slit Experiment; 
Arch-nemesis: Quantum Light.

9. Which band or artist would you drop everything to party with?

Jamie Cullum.

10. What’s your spirit animal?

I Googled this, and a website told me the answer = Butterfly. Or Owl or Hummingbird.

11. Forget “you are what you eat.” We’re talking draaanks—what beverage are you?

Bourbon or whiskey on the raaacks. Actually, probs that green smoothie from Odwalla.

12. Now we’re talking…dreams. What’s yours? 

Oh, I'm not ready for him to hear that!