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.