Today I went to church…cause it was Palm Sunday and I wanted fresh palms to put over my parents’ old mirror, as my parents always did (I always loved the palms…and always asked Mom to get me some…don’t know why I liked them so). Mom always loved the Easter holiday and the church services, so I kind of went in her honor. I went to their old church and while I was by myself, I didn’t feel alone. I enjoyed the sermon and the message and I got to see Mom’s best friend, Ruthie B. She was surprised and happy to see me, too And I got a hug from the minister! She friended me on Facebook the other day…and I really think that’s just so cool LOL!
Then, I went to breakfast! By myself! Well, with my Nook. What’s a Nook, you ask?
The Nook story:
I went to Barnes & Noble Friday night to get the book I’d been waiting all day to read, “The Girl With No Shadow”, by Joanne Harris (it’s a follow on to her book, “Chocolat”). I was distracted for a moment just inside the door by their display of Nooks, similar to Amazon’s Kindle (for those of you who haven’t heard of a Nook or a Kindle, they are e-book readers and you can store more than 1,000 books on one!). I stopped and talked to the guy for a bit and he showed me how the Nook worked. Interesting! I thanked him and went off in search of the book. Found “Chocolat”, but no “Girl”, so I asked at the counter…and found out they didn’t have it. In fact, NO Barnes & Nobles in the area had it. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was!
I sighed, and ordered it, and resigned myself to the fact I couldn’t get it for 3 days.
And then … I stopped back at the display and asked…can this book be downloaded to a Nook? He looked and sure enough it could! SO…I bought a Nook! And a really pretty Kate Spade cover! Yes, a bit more than I was thinking of spending last night…but I got to lay in bed and read this book I’d been thinking about ALL day.
I’d like to thank (and blame!) my blog friend jehara for writing about both books and for getting me to read Chocolat in the first place, which I just adored.