Adventures in Reading

November 2, 2008, 2:47 pm
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It is November already, can you believe it? and it has been many weeks since* I’ve said anything about working conditions at the bookstore. To say the least, the holiday season is upon us and I am not at all looking forward to months and months of Christmas music being piped in that I can’t ignore despite my best efforts.

The holiday season is not a period of jovial festivities in the retail world, but rather more reminiscent of war times where we’re all encouraged to bunker down, ration our resources, and heaven-help-us-all please wash your hands or we’ll all have strep throat by the end of the week! It doesn’t help that I’m not too keen on the holiday season to start with, and that yearly a handful of bad nuts wreck any optimism or hope I have for humankind.

On the good side, within two days the agonizingly painful maintenance count of the Obama versus McCain books will cease.

*Thanks Carson!


I need a new book bag
October 20, 2008, 10:28 am
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For years now I have toted everything from groceries to books and laptops to clothes in my beloved Rosie the Riveter canvas bag. I inherited this from my sister, but it is so dilapidated (holes, ink stains, a very faded Rosie, and the lingering smell of “winter”) I need to look into something new.

I’m still considering simply replacing it with another canvas bag; however, there were also various problems I had with everything collecting loose in the bottom.

So bookish comrades: What (if any) type of “carrier” do you use to carry your book related luggage?