What I'm listening to: Told You So by Paramore
Drink of the day: Chai Tea with Milk and Sugar
How I'm feeling: Victorious!
I can spend hours roaming around in a book store and so I spend a lot of my free time hanging out at my local Chapters and Starbucks. Yesterday, my friend wanted to buy a book for her boyfriend. He's been wanting to pick up a hardcover copy of Illuminae ever since it came out. He was so sad the other day to see that the store only carried paperback copies now and we would have to place an order to receive the hardback edition. He's not a big fan of the new way they make paperback covers. You know, with the way the first cover is a little shorter than the other pages? Anyways, we stop by Chapters just in case and when I typed it into the computer, it had told us there was one hardcover copy left in that store. We were so excited but when we went to have a look, we couldn't find it anywhere so we asked someone for help. We thought, who knows? Maybe there's a stand somewhere with YA books that I'm not presently aware of. So one of my biggest pet peeves happened. The guy we asked for help followed us to the books because he didn't know what it looked like. He then told us that if it wasn't there, then it could be anywhere in the store and he would have no idea where it is. Instead of helping us look for it, he told us it would be better to buy the paperback edition anyway because it was cheaper. We told him our friend prefers the other version and he shrugged and left saying they're the same! As a book lover, I can understand that everyone has their preferences. I love hardcovers and paperbacks depending on the cover while my boyfriend prefers to read mass paperbound copies. We were in awe with the way he just left us without helping us but that didn't stop our determination. We looked at each other and decided to have a scavenger hunt. There was one copy there and it will be ours! She took one side and I took the other. I then realized after looking through the staff-picked choice section that there was a stand somewhere in the Fiction area that read somewhere along the lines of YA books aren't only for teens and thought to check it out. It was on the bottom shelf and I'm so glad no one was around to see me run for it like a crazy person.
Do you guys have any book preferences? Would it drive you nuts if someone told you it shouldn't matter?