Slice of Life Challenge #19


“Excuse me, do you know where I could find a mystery book?”

The little old woman jerked me out my book-seeking haze. As I struggled to balance the mammoth pile of books in my arms, I glanced around the bookstore.

“Umm, I think there is a mystery section. I don’t work here, but I think it’s somewhere over the-”

The little old woman interrupted, “Oh my goodness! I am so sorry! I thought you worked here! It’s just you had that big pile of books and I thought you were putting them away……I am so sorry. I will go find an employee and ask them. Excuse me.” She looked embarrassed and quickly made her way towards the information desk at the back of the store.

Looking down at my arms, where I was trying to juggle approximately 15 new books that I needed, I laughed to myself. I definitely looked like an employee. Because seriously, who in their right mind carries that many books around a bookstore unless they are cleaning up and putting them away?

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A list of the books I needed (aka purchased) today:

1) How to Read Literature Like a Professor
2) 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
3) Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells Mysteries)
4)Birds & Blooms
5) Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
6) A Northern Light

6 Responses

  1. That’s an interesting and varied list! Have fun reading! (Like a professor or otherwise 🙂 )

  2. That Nature-Deficit Disorder book looks very interesting.

  3. Ditto on the Nature-Deficit Disorder book! love it.

  4. This SO reminds me of our trips to the bookstore. It doesn’t help that I used to work there and want to jump in all the time to recommend books to people. You’ll have to let me know how the Heather Wells mystery is. I read the first one and couldn’t decide if I liked it enough to read on.

  5. You sound like me in the bookstore, Stacey! I’m always walking around with an armload of books. How not? I like that your list covers such a range, and I’ll add my ‘ditto’ to the Nature-Deficit Disorder book. I might have to look for that one.

  6. Sorry, Sarah —
    I’ve been answering so many SOL posts, I got confused!

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