Cities and suburbs, real and imaginary.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

someone comes to a bookstore, someone leaves a bookstore

i like buying books. i like buying books almost as much as i like reading them.

i just read this book yesterday, as soon as i bought it.

i called ahead to different bookstores because i was sick of not finding it when i wanted it. after the fifth bookstore confirmed that they had the book, and that they'd hold it for me, i drove across town to get it.

then, i went to the counter and asked for it.

the cute young lady behind the counter looked at the cover, and i could tell she was the one i had spoken to on the phone. she looked up at me and said, "that's a really cool title."

i said something blunt like, "Oh, yeah..." when I should have said, "I hope the book's as good as the title."

that would have been appropriate since the book was as good as the title.

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