Fear not. This is a short rant.
My bookshopping didn’t go all that well yesterday. Super Tuesday had come and left. I thought B&N would have had all their new books up by now…but no. Release date was this past Tuesday and the sales clerk, tapping away on her keyboard shows none of the books that I wanted on the bookshelf and none coming in. *eye roll* I love this part of the conversation where they ask me if I would like to order my own copy. I’m baffled at this point. You’d think that this would be a book that would be on the shelf like Laurell K. Hamilton’s The Harlequin…but no. Speaking of that… I did look at The Harlequin and remembered that Edward was suppose to make an appearance in here. Wonder if it’s any good? The reviews are somewhat inconclusive and not helpful, btw. Some say “welcome back Anita Blake” others says it’s still “bad porn.” What’s a reader to do. I’m pathetic to actually be contemplating this but I think I’m buying it. God, I need therapy.
Anyway. Sorry. It is frustrating as a reader, anxious to get their hands on a book that they really want to read, only to find out that your bookstore just doesn’t have it and none are coming in. I live in a big city so I just drove another couple of miles to Waldenbooks (love ya!) and they had every book I wanted on the shelf, right by the entrance. What if I stayed in some backwoods county with only one bookstore, I’d be mad. Amazon.com would be my best friend. However, nothing beats instant gratification. No one likes to have to order anything. We want to buy it, right now, not one week from now. /End rant.
[Tags]Laurell K. Hamilton, The Harlequin, Rant on Bookstores[/tags]