Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bookstore Fun

A couple of days ago, I went to Borders with my family. My mom had to pick up a CD and so right then and there I decided I was going to buy a book. I didn't know what book, but I was going to get one and bring it home with me. I'm not really used to going into bookstores, since my whole life I lived in a very small town with pretty small bookstores and I usually just purchased from Anyways, I stepped into this wonderful place and was floored.

"How in the world am I going to pick out one or two books?"

So, I found my way to the section of the store that had Young Adult Fiction and Middle Grade Fiction. I didn't even know where to start. I walked up and down the aisles, acting like a 4 year old on Christmas morning.

"I've read that!"
"OH MY GOSH, it's THAT book!"
"Lisa Yee's American Girl Book? No way!"
"I know that author!"
"Oh, I had a great talk with that author a couple of days ago"
"Oh, isn't that that book that Erin said was really good?"

Get the picture? I had to give myself some rules to make the process a little simpler. I will not purchase a book I have read. I will not purchase a book I already own. (Yeah, I like multiple copies) So, I looked and I looked and I finally settled on Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. I've heard loads and loads of stuff about this one. Ok, so after finally finding a book, I had to make another really hard decision. Paperback or Hardcover? *screams* I tend to go towards hardcover books, but for some reason it didn't have the really cool silver Newbery Award sticker that the paperback one did. I chose the paperback.

Wahoo! I finally found one! Yeah me! I was very happy with my prize and went to go brag about it my younger sisters who were in the children's section. Of course, knowing me, I couldn't NOT browse this section. *walking down the row, sees a book, gasp for breath* Its, Its, Its, Sienna Mercer's new third book in her MY TWIN THE VAMPIRE series. I adore this series. It's so cute and just it really really (as vampires say) sucks! I grabbed it off the shelf and claimed it as mine.

Now, I had two beautiful treasures to take home with me and read (after I finished my homework of course......NOT)

Love to you all!


Erin said...

Really fun post. :) And good choices!

Hannah said...

That was a fun post to read. Last time i went into the book store... i think i had seven books i wanted... lol

Sherry said...

Nice post Traci. Your mom will like Hattie Big Sky, too. I did. You are now plagued with that chronic disease- "Bookstore Love." It's not so bad ; )

Jess said...

"Bookstore fun"

The best two-word combination there is... ;)