Dear Mr Fforde,
I had the opportunity to read Lost in a Good Book while on board a US Air Force KC-10 airplane, during an aerial refueling demonstration. In case you're not familiar with the plane, the principal role is to provide aerial refueling to other aircrafts, but it also functions as a cargo transport plane.
Once in position, I joined the pilots and engineer in the flight deck while our plane was on the receiving end of a simulated "dry" air refueling. I took a moment away from my reading to snap a picture here and there, please see attached. A little later on we switched roles with the other plane and from the ARO (aerial refueling operator) station, located at the back of the plane and below the main deck, I looked up from my book to see the other plane below us and hooked up to the end of the boom.
I only recently discovered your novels after having The Eyre Affair on a list of books which were recommended to me, but which finally got checked off. I completed the second novel shortly after we landed back at the air base. I look forward to picking up the next Thursday Next novel, The Well of Lost Plots, and seeing what's in store, both on the ground and elsewhere.
P.S. Ever since I entered the 40 hour work week routine, Thursday has always been my favorite day of the week. Coincidence?
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