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Friday Happy Hour: Book Club Edition

Jason English

The topic for today's virtual mixer is books. Give us your literary trivia and author tidbits, tell us what you're reading, or plug your own book. We could use a few summer recommendations.

Like we've done with the previous two Harry Potter installments, my wife and I ordered two copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will arrive tomorrow. That doesn't leave me much time to polish off Then We Came To The End, a novel by Joshua Ferris about life at a Chicago ad agency. If you ever worked in advertising "“ or any company where layoffs were involved "“ I can't recommend this book highly enough. (Read the first few pages here; if they don't load right away, click 'Excerpt' on the left.)

Now go on. Chat. Start being all interesting and whatnot.