(Note: This was a phone conversation. I collect books, Mr. J collects guns. We’d listened to the audiobook last year and this year finished the audiobook of Wise Man’s Fear. It took me forever to convince Mr. J that he would like it.)
Mr. J: I bought another copy of The Name of the Wind.
Me: Did you get the 10th anniversary edition or the illustrated edition?
Mr. J: I don’t know. It’s a book.
Me: Does it say “illustrated” on the cover?
Mr. J: I don’t know, it has pictures on it.
Me: That doesn’t help me. Does it say “illustrated?”
Mr. J: It has words on it.
Me: What words?
Mr. J: I don’t remember I didn’t look at the cover.
Me: How could you not look at the cover?
Mr. J: Books are complicated. Guns are easier.
Me: (laughs) I’m putting that on a t-shirt for you.