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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You know you have a book buying problem when...

you are heading out on vacation to visit your sister and can't even get out of your departing airport without buying a book.

It's 5:50am, and I haven't even left Detroit yet and I just picked up Neil Gaiman's new book. I had set aside $15 for the new baggage fee but I bought my ticket early enough that the airline waived the fee, so I figure that's found money now, so The Graveyard Book is mine!


Anonymous said...

I would have this problem, except that the airports I frequent when I travel seem to carry those large paperback versions of new releases rather than a regular hardcover. I think it's worth saving my money for the real thing!

You'll have to let us know how The Graveyard Book is - I've heard a lot about its release, but have seen strangely only a couple of reviews.

Anonymous said...

I have a separate purse for such 'found' money, a habit copied from my mother, who called it her 'fiddle' purse. Whatever goes in there is mine to spend as I like. Over the years, it has been an endless source of frivolous pleasure.

tapestry100 said...

This was the new terminal at the airport in Detroit (just recently finished within the last few months, I think) and I was pleasantly surprised to find a Borders in the airport that was open that early!

The reason you may not have seen too many reviews on The Graveyard Book is that I think initially it wasn't supposed to come out until Halloween. Amazon even has the book up on preorder status. I'm sure that everywhere I read, that was the date, but there it was on the shelf. According to Neil Gaiman's own website however, it is available now. So I think there has been some confusion ad to when it was to be released.

Ann - That sounds like a great idea! I should try keeping my 'found' money around for a little longer than I do, but like today's example, as soon as I get some in my hand, it's almost immediately spent!

Literary Feline said...

That sounds like something I would do too. Haha!