This is sort of silly, but somehow, the borrowed numbers on Amazon are thrilling. Currently, 31 people have borrowed Ghosts. I want to rush up to all of them (except me) and shake them and say, do you realize you can only borrow ONE book a month? ONE! One book!! The people who buy it, eh, let’s be real: it’s priced at $3.50 and for most people that’s a coffee, it’s no big deal. But the borrowers have selected this book–my book!–to be their only book for the month. Okay, so yeah, it’s free, that means they’ve actually literally invested less than the people who have purchased it. But at the same time, it feels as if their investment–the ONE book! for the WHOLE month!–is actually really exciting.
But I bet there’s some macroeconomics rule that make my enthusiasm pointless.
Macroeconomics takes all the fun out of life.