Sunday, June 28, 2015
Visting a Book Store~
Playing on the iPod~ Within Temptation
Current Read~ Greywalker ~ Kat Richardson
Current Fav TV, Movie~ WolfCop
Current WIP~ Yes, Silver Tears.
(second in the Moonlight series. Hold your hats, starting book three)
Phone project~ working on my Halloween story.
As the title suggests, this is about a visit to a bookstore.
Life is busy, making relaxed strolls through a bookstore without a time limit few and far between. So when I get a chance to roam, I roam the entire store, touching books, reading the backs of several, and hanging out in an aisle, any aisle, for as long as I want.
Around me people come and go. Families discuss the books they will buy, the ones they will not, and give opinions on others. I actually heard someone say zombies were a thing of the past~ WHAT? I wanted to ask how he came to that conclusion, but refrained when he started talking about wizards. Never mind! I am of the belief nothing becomes a "thing of the past" forever. It's always there, playing in the background and being watched by its loyal fans. They stayed in the aisle discussing the rise of wizards, and I moved on.
This is where the story gets good. I start down another aisle, I'm not paying attention to the books on the shelves because I'm checking my phone. Yes, I checked my email, facebook, and texts. I had none, so that was cool. I'm still free to roam, right? No one is checking on me, no one is telling me I need to be somewhere else, freedom is still at hand. :)
I put my phone away and continue to walk, when out of the corner of my eye I see the book Watership Down! I read Watership Down in the fifth grade, I loved the book. I stop and grab it and start reading the first page, I actually remember it. It's the coolest thing ever! Books from your childhood are the best, I think, like The Never Ending Story, awesome, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, holy cow, those are just a few! I had a great fifth grade teacher who shared his love of all books with us. Can you say Ray Bradbury!!
So I'm standing in the aisle reading and thinking about everything that plays a part in my love of reading and writing, when some man interrupts my thoughts. I absently turn the page while listening to this man talk on his phone. What I want to say is, 'get out if you're going to talk on your phone and then talk loud enough the entire store knows your business'. At this point I'm staring at the page, not reading, but listening, and he says something about perverted people. That catches my attention, I'm about to hear some juicy news. Yea, it's kinda eavesdropping, but I'm a writer, so it's cool. He continues to talk about how sick people are, how they're the down fall of society, and how if people kept sex to themselves the world would be better.
OK folks, I cannot stop myself from looking at this guy. So I look over and do you know what he is doing~ do you? He's staring at me!! I'm the perverted sick person whose sending the world to hell in a hand basket. I'm reading Watership Down, for the love. How can I be sick and perverted? Then I look at the other books on the shelf. I'm standing in the erotic aisle with an entire shelf of the kama sutra and fifty ways to pleasure... well whoever, in front of me.
LOL, it was soooo funny! That old dude had no idea what I was reading.
Now I'm looking at him and he's looking at me, when sadly I have solidified the idea I'm helping the world go to hell. Let's just say I have a great appreciation for black eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara. I say, good afternoon, and he looks at me as if I'm from another planet.
I laughed, took Watership Down and headed for the fantasy aisle, seriously if I'm going to read about sex, it better have vampires and werewolves in it, that's all I have to say.
So that's my funny bookstore story!
Hope everyone has a nice rest of your weekend:)
"A foraging wild creature, intent above all upon survival, is as strong as the grass."
~ Richard Adams, Watership Down
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