I've been without a book for the last couple of days. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! I would have panicked if I hadn't been falling asleep.
So, this afternoon, I found myself near Lincoln Center and there's a perfectly good Barnes & Noble there, so...duh...I went in.
First thing: I've been to that bookstore more than a few times so I went straight up the escalators and headed toward the SciFi section. They've rearranged. I found myself in Religious Fiction. I can't decide if that was ironic or a case of "What's the dif?"
Then I discovered another problem. Things I want to read all came out at the same time.
-Emissary by Fiona McIntosh isn't new, but it's the next book in the series I started.
-I'd heard about Cherie Priest's Boneshaker and there it was...book number two into the cart.
-A new Terry Pratchett? Holy Shit! MUST HAVE. Unseen Academicals into the cart.
-And my super sekrit -- I'm obsessed with a romance series. Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone. Diana Gabaldon has finally published the next book in the Jaimie & Claire series...An Echo in the Bone. I don't think it's officially the Jaimie & Claire series, but that's what GF and I call them. Couldn't leave without it.
So, I make my way to the checkout with my 15 lbs. of 4 books and I get to the cashier and he wants to know if I have a B&N discount card. I say, "No". He asks, "Do I want one.?" I could SAVE MONEY if I got one. I say, "Don't I have to spend a fortune before I actually save the price of the discount card?" He says, "Uh...yeah, a bit more than you're buying here."
I didn't buy the discount card.
I think I'll read the Pratchett first.