When are you going to collect all your writings and put them into a book? I reckon it would have to be a great hit. I have mates overseas who read you every week, just for the laugh at the poor suckers who write in. I’ll buy the first copy, if you’ll autograph it.
Dear Book Worm,
It is always nice to know that the readers enjoy the column. I have discussed with the editor the idea of putting some of the best letters together, but it is a lot of work, my Book Worm Petal. Maybe that will be something for me to do when I retire (if I don’t die first). I’ll let you know and autograph that first copy just for you. That’s a promise. Of course the first copy will be more expensive than the others, so in true fashion for these parts, there will be around 1,000 “first copies”, just like the third 50 percent shares of many bars that are sold around here! By the way, I would rather your friends laugh at my answers, rather than at the suckers (sorry, readers)!