What is it about blokes that they can’t turn down the
testerone, even when it’s an innocuous challenge and from a lady at that? I was
feeling a little smug about being so well-read, now that The Fountainhead is going so swimmingly. And I let slip as much to
reviewer of this parish, Mandy Jenkinson.
BIG mistake. Especially since I already knew that Mandy was
a former librarian and that her passion is reading, as declared in this issue
She just happened to reply that, yes, she’d read and enjoyed
that book last year along with another of Ms Rand’s works. And that was all it
Me: One day I’ll discover an author before you.
Her: Yes, you might.
Me: OK, that sounds like a challenge.
Her: Well, if you want but that wasn’t what I meant.
I paraphrase – but not much. So now I’ve lumbered myself and
need to find a worthy but undiscovered (by Mandy) author in order to save face.