Cat-Scratch wrote: Things we never told you: Ode to a bookstore death
• We hate when a book becomes popular simply because it was turned into a movie.
Now, I don't quite get where he's going with this, as the popularity of the book means that that many more people buying the book, which means more money, which means more payroll, but if I were to guess, i would think that it is something akin to how some people feel when something that they have been a fan of for a long time suddenly experiences some rush in popularity and their object of interest is suddenly flooded with new clingers-on. In other words, they would resent the fact that the only reason you are reading the book is because there is a movie, as opposed to wanting to read it because it may or may not be a good book.
But again, that's just supposition.
Cat-Scratch wrote:• We greatly dislike the phrase "Quick Question." It's never true. And everyone seems to have one.
Yes, yes, and yes.
Cat-Scratch wrote:• We always knew when you were intently reading Better Homes and Gardens, it was really a hidden Playboy.
Always amusing, especially when its some little teeny-bopper who isn't even doing a very good job of hiding it. Newsflash, home-skillet: if you are going to hide the dirty mag or the smut-book behind something else, make sure that what you are hiding it behind actually covers your item.
Cat-Scratch wrote:• It NEVER bothered us when you threatened to shop at Barnes & Noble. We'd rather you do if you're putting up a stink.
I wouldn't say that I'm never bothered, but then my bookstore has a pretty good working relationship with the B&N in town and employees from one often go out with employees from the other after hours. Plus we're drawing from the same market, so in a lot of cases, stuff that we don't have, they won't have either.
Cat-Scratch wrote:• "I was just here last week and saw this book there" meant nothing to us. The store changed once a week.
If I had a nickle for every time I heard this, I'd be set for life. And what kills me about it is that it is usually from someone who then proceeds to get angry when you try to explain to them that the store is updated multiple times in the span of a week and demand to speak to someone who will know what books were where two weeks ago.
Cat-Scratch wrote:• was not the "final say" on what is awesome. We really didn't care what was on her show or what her latest book club book was. Really.
I wouldn't go so far as he does, but it is somewhat irritating to hear, "There was this book on Oprah" or "... on Good Morning America" or "... on the Rick and Bubba Show" and then we get looked at like we are idiots because we have no clue what they are talking about.