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Some dreams must die...

I made possibly my last trip to Borders yesterday. At least the big Borders that's 20 minutes away. Talk about depressing. At least when Game Crazy closed, I knew I had Game Stop nearby and that the guys there were pretty cool now (even if it meant I had to brave the mall way more than I wanted to). The only thing comparable with Borders is Barnes and Noble... and that's, well, maybe it's not that much farther, but I've never been there. And it was hard enough to get to Borders, which was closer.

*Sighs* Anyways, I was able to get a lot of stuff. They still had lots of inventory... just a lot of it was hard to find. When I looked and the manga section, I wasn't able to find a single volume that I needed next. They were either so old that they weren't even in stock anymore, or they were on 55 and didn't have the earlier ones. So, my Mom and I looked around and picked up some volume 1s that looked interesting, not that I really need to have that many more manga series to start. ^_^;

I was sort of sadly disappointed the Young Adult section. I only ended up getting two books. Certain areas were really picked over, and not a lot was really jumping out at me like I was hoping. It could also be that I've visited Borders twice in the last few months and the one at the mall a couple of times, too. But still, I was expecting to get a lot more.

And if you want to talk about picked over, the cd section was a mess. I thought I'd get a few of those for really cheap, and there were a few I was considering, but I decided against it. I bet there was at least one I would have loved to get, but everything was so mixed up, and I didn't have the energy to look through it all. There were so many people at the store. I constantly felt a panic attack coming on.

I guess the really great things I got were Chamber of Secrets and Twilight audio books. I always loved the audio of the Harry Potter books. I had 1-3 on tape, but it's so hard to get around to listening to them that way. I have one portable tape player... which I don't carry around. So, yeah. And I've heard that the woman, who reads Twilight, has a lovely voice. At 40% off, it seemed like a good idea. I guess I just wish I would have bought another Harry Potter set, too. I mean, the bigger ones were $75 originally. I'd have saved more that way, although the prices on Amazon are not that much more. But when I got home, I ended up making an order on Amazon of a few things I wasn't able to find at Borders.

Either way, I ended up basically out of money, but you should see the stack of stuff I got! I'm so glad I saved up for this trip. But I just don't want it to be the last one. Maybe... maybe I'll go back for another audio book, but it would be a real bummer to go there for one thing and have it be gone. ~_~; Though I'm sure I could find something.

Another sad thing I realized while I was at Borders is that now, I'll never be able to see a book of mine on a shelf there. Never.

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mirrorred_star
Aug. 22nd, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
When Borders was closed down, my hometown lost three of five bookshops it had, including the one that was a five minute walk from my house. Buying some books there at half price before they closed down was a very bittersweet thing.
fireflys_locket
Aug. 22nd, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Yes, I know what you mean. :(
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