Well folks . . . this is the most difficult Mysterious Book Report I have ever written . . . because it’s the last one.  Yes, you read it right; this is the last of the Mysterious Book Reports.

I’ve known this day was coming for a while now.  Since last year actually, and I’ve been thinking a lot, about how to say what I want to say . . . to let each and every one of you know how much I’ve enjoyed these weekly get-togethers.  I hope you’ve been stimulated, and that you’ve been encouraged, to read more, and that you’ve helped others, kids especially, to develop a reading habit that will last a lifetime.  It’s the key to learning.  I hope too, that a great many of you have visited the beautiful new Daniel Pierce Library in Grahamsville with the Time and theValleysMuseumalongside.  I think every citizen in the town ofNeversinkcan and should, point to them with pride.  They’re the best examples of community spirit I’ve ever seen; and great examples of good ol’ Yankee ingenuity, perseverance, and can-do attitude.  It should be an example to others, encouraging them to go and do likewise in their own communities.

I hope that all who’ve been regular readers of this column will take a moment and appreciate what they have, and see the glass as half-full instead of half-empty.  The second quarter of 2012 is about to begin in three days on . . . that’s right, you got it


And this is an April fool’s day column, and no, I’m not quitting, and yes, I’ll be here with another Mysterious Book Report next week.  No fooling.