There are a few things Miss Schuyler gets excited about.
Chai lattes. Plot twists. Books.
Customer appreciation week at local bookstores.
Tuesday I was able to stop in for Customer Appreciation deals at my favorite hang-out spot. And boy, was that visit one for the books. (groan.)
*walks in with plan to purchase 1-2 books at 40% off price and as many discounted used books as possible within set budget*
*fills shopping basket*
*realizes with glee that all books within shopping basket may fit within budget*
*takes one more meander through shelves of new books just in case*
*sees ENTIRE SERIES OF FAVORITE BOOKS THAT CANNOT BE GOTTEN ON AMAZON AND ARE DISAPPEARING FROM THE EARTH*
*faints from ecstasy*
*puts them in shopping basket to see What Can Be Done*
*after vague recollection of sale on non-priced books, checks customer appreciation flyer to see that yes, FAVORITE BOOKS are 30% off.*
*also recollects coupon in purse. wonders if 30% off deal is only for Saturday. makes plans to persuade employees to hide said books until Saturday.*
*after leisurely afternoon of writing and tea, tracks down employee and asks if deal is only Saturday. angel in human form says that the sale extends all week. various other Forgotten And Rejected books fly out of shopping basket back to their respective places.*
*walks up to check out FAVORITE SERIES OF BOOKS. thankfully the same employee is at the counter who confirmed said books were on sale. breath of relief in case it had been a mistake somehow*
*dives about wildly for coupon. total 3 bucks over original budget, but 1 buck under revised budget, so all good*
*slowly realizes that in looking for coupon, a bottle of medication and a bag of crackers have been scattered on store counter*
*crams crackers in coat pocket from embarrassment. takes books and exits store thinking THIS IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.*
*sings very loudly from happiness on the way home*
*books match shirt for Instagram photos without even trying.*
I love how God surprises in delightful ways. Three new book friends are most welcome to the family. But at the same time, I'm so sad because not everyone can get the paperbacks, so it feels a bit unfair to the rest of the bookworms. I hope, hope, hope they come back soon. In the meantime, you can get them on Kindle (I highly enjoyed reading them on Kindle, the ebooks were super fun to read) and A Time to Rise paperback (book 3) is $9 right now--on sale! <3 div="" nbsp="">
(The Out of Time series is a Christian dystopian series by a really sweet author Nadine Brandes.)