I went specifically to get Jasper Fforde's new book Shades of Grey as I've been waiting not-so-patiently for it for quite some time now. Well I got it. And I might have also bought:
- The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- The Unit, Ninni Holmqvist
- Jar City, Arnaldur Indridason
- Out, Natsuo Kirino
And when I say "might," I mean that I did.
When I got home from this unexpected spending spree (Mom--I had a giftcard for part of it so don't yell at me when you read this) there were two paperbackswap books waiting for me at my door!!! I received Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott and Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain--the sequel to Heartsick, which I'm reading now.
Sidenote: While I was at Barnes and Noble, I got to play with a Nook for the first time. Now, I own a Kindle DX (the big one) and I LOVE it, so when BN came out with another e-reader with e-Ink, I was like OH SHIT. I really prefer searching and buying books from bn.com. "There's no reason I need both," I chanted to myself. Then my cousin-in-law pre-ordered one. And I became a little jealous. Well, after playing around with it, I'm happy to say that I still think I made the right decision. I prefer the larger screen of my DX, and they don't have a Nook that size yet. Plus the color touch screen is a little cumbersome--especially if you are like me and have fat-finger syndrome. I would say that those of you who are iphone users probably wouldn't find it as cumbersome as I did, and the Kindle's purchase screen certainly leaves much to be desired. But after playing with the Nook, I didn't see anything special about it that makes me regret getting a Kindle.