To-Read List), but how could I pass up a sweet opportunity like that? I didn't find a thing I wanted but I wasn't annoyed, I was pleased. The Writing Reference section had like one book left. The Horror and Fantasy section had been mostly picked clean. It was awesome! I was in the area again early Saturday and people were gathering outside waiting for the store to open.
This was not the first Borders sale I went to. A couple of months ago, I received an email from Borders (I am a member after all) about a certain NY location's Going Out of Business Sale and made a point of finding that store before it closed. Those shelves too had been nearly picked clean but I found a nice journal and a book I'd been looking for both at prices I couldn't possibly pass up. The check-out line was enormous.
As I was going through Borders near Penn Station, I kept thinking of the article I read on GalleyCat not that long ago titled ‘I Hate Reading’ Facebook Page Earns 438,700+ Likes. Experiencing Borders' Going Out of Business Sale, twice- it's very hard to believe a significant amount of people hate reading. I wanted a more drawn out dialogue about this so I went to the forum on Reddit. It had a better discussion but not as many comments as I expected so I did a Google search. I still didn't find a lot of discussions about this facebook page. Maybe people, like me, aren't taking this too seriously. I was neither shocked nor depressed when I read this article probably because I've seen too much evidence to the contrary. No matter the form- print or eBook, I believe a great deal of people will always love to read.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Auden is a dark fantasy author. As a kid, she created her own books by folding several construction papers in half and stapling them down the middle, adding her own illustrations. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get away from writing. Darkness and dark thing have always fascinated her.