Me thinks we are back and I come bearing great news - at least for me!
I am currently reading a book and enjoying it. I started it two days before Keishon's TBR Challenge was due (was that a week ago or two now?). I figure I'll have it done by the next due date and thankfully it was from the TBR pile. I'll have to take a picture of it for you because Cody decided it was a great book too. Yes, I bought another copy.
What brings me back to blogdom?
Rosie posted that she had nothing to post (been there) but she managed to sneak in some titles of books I've been waiting for for like EONS!
THEN, Nath mentioned that Kresley Cole's latest book was spotted at her local bookstore which had me wondering if maybe my bookstore had said books in stock.
Me: Woohoo!! Gotta go!!
Bob: (in jammies after getting home from being out and about) Where ya going now? It's late!
Me: To the bookstore *doing butt dance in chair*
Bob: You can go tomorrow morning.
Me: ANNE ST--
Bob: Drive carefully.
Didn't even have to finish the sentence this time around. Smart man he is.
So I forced the sales clerk to head into the back dungeon of the stock room to get me my Anne Stuart. I swear they think their customers are dumb as dirt.
Clerk: It says it's in the romance section.
Me: Yep, I looked.
Clerk: Did you look it up alphabetically?
(I have to be honest here and say I was too focused on getting my book to shoot back a snotty answer but, dude, are you serious?)
Me: You can re-check.
Which she did. I even helped her out and showed her where the books should have been. Hell, I even looked around the piles they put on the floor. (and when did that become a good marketing strategy? Guy in meeting: No, wait, I got it! We'll put new releases all over the store! We'll put them in piles at the bottom of the book stacks. We'll look all funky and shit! AND, we can charge the publishers extra because we are 'highlighting' their authors. Meanwhile I can't find any rhyme or reason to how they are stacked. I swear you really have to get lucky to find a book nowadays.)
Me: These books are recently released, they'll probably be out back.
The clerk disappears for a minute and I figure she's gone to look for the books. Uh, wrong. She's at the computer figuring out when the books came in.
Clerk: *put upon sigh* Maybe they are in the back.
At this point I'm getting worried that this little chickie isn't feeling lucky or in any way interested in helping me get my books.
So I start to wander around and on a table near the stock room doors, no where near anything even related to what the book could be about I find -
Kresley Cole's Dark Needs at Night's Edge. In the middle of nowhere. Now mind you I'm killer pleased with myself but heads would still be rolling if the 22 books they showed in stock hadn't been found by the unlucky clerk and the battalion of staff I would have rounded up to search for the book. How hard is it to put in that fancy-fan-dangled-computer-thingie 'in stock on table 12'? I guess customer service nowadays prefers the fumbling around approach to stock management.
Good news is I didn't have to make the clerk cry when she came out only carrying one book because I had found the other. Lucky for her it was:
Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart! How crazy happy am I? I didn't even have to wait for Kristie to do a check and send me an e-mail after store hours claiming said book was all locked up tight until the next business day! The bad news is this. I won't start Annie until I have finished the book I am currently reading. Okay, don't hold me to that but, could happen.
Few more goodies purchased just because I was there:
Jane Fallon's Getting Rid of Matthew. The cover sold me. I know. Pathetic but true. And the back blurb sounded, hmmmmm, cute I guess. We'll see. I may just put the book on my bookshelves facing out for the pretty.
One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. I have the first book but haven't read it yet. Katiebabs over at Ramblings on Romance has been very happy with the two book by this author and her enthusiasm is catching. But that's it for this author until I read one of them. Two book rule and all that.
If You Deceive by Kresley Cole. Cause I couldn't remember if I owned it already or not. This is the third book in a trilogy and the second one was there but again, I didn't know if I owned it or not. I guess I have some checking to do.
OH!! Can we have a moment to appreciate the episode of LOST that aired this week?
Could Sawyer be any hotter? Why yes, yes he can! Especially when he told Locke if he harmed one curly hair on Hurly's head he'd kill him.
Okay, you can go on about your day now.