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Buying things. Book-shaped things.

I love Half Price Books coupons. They say, "RS! I know you weren't planning to spend any money today, but you should totally go buy a book! It's like saving but not!" I know they are succeeding in their quest to part me from my gold, but it works because I'm eventually going to buy things from them anyway, why not let them give me a discount if I do it at a specified time?


Spent an hour in the store, being amazed by their extensive selection of brand-new contemporary YA novels (it is actually BETTER THAN A NEW BOOKSTORE in addition to being cheaper). Also, they just got an impressive order of brand-new Doctor Who novels selling at $6, but alas, they were all with Martha or featuring Ten alone. Paced every which way out of annoyance that there were no cool vintage books or complete seasons of Glee to be had (STUPID WORLD. I will risk user scratches for a coupon that gets me one at $10-12!), and I did find a Glee soundtrack, but Volume 2 is not high enough on my interests lists to pay even $3.75. [edit: wait. I really should have calculated the cost before I dismissed it in the store...no, no, we're giving garage sales one more year to deliver the goods.]

So I wound up with a shiny brand-new copy of... Don't Stop Believin': The Unofficial Guide to Glee.  $3.20 isn't too bad for a book if it's new.

This should surprise no one. I've been eying it on Amazon since it came out, but then it was so thick and it was such a detailed episode/song guide with bits of review-type commentary that my eyes went all glazed and starry. This is what happens when you fail me at writing about TV, LJ.

I did have to take my hands off this amazing book on Wicked. I have never seen the musical and know little to nothing about the plot except for having two songs in my library and a vague memory of reading the book it was based on. I am not going to spend $7.50 on a book (assuming I use my 50% off coupon on Sunday) just because it's huge, has an awesomely puffy cover, and has glossy pages full of color photos featuring Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. But I am going to mention it here in case I can make anyone drool with envy.

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muzzy_olorea
Mar. 19th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Not drooling with envy as I already own the Grimmerie as every good Wicked fan should!
rainbowstevie
Mar. 20th, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
Hah, okay, got me there. In that case, I want to know how you like it. Is this a widely-purchased-among-fans book that everyone in the circle knows about, and I'm just a gawking outsider? I was too dazzled by the photos to pay much attention to what was written in it -- as far as companion books go, how does it hold up?
janusfiles
Mar. 19th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
The problem with the HPB stores in my area is that the personnel are . . . how can I put this politely? They're a bunch of dicks.
rainbowstevie
Mar. 20th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
Hah, wow, how so? I don't think I even interact with them except at checkout, and it's a pretty quick and straightforward process. Now I'm intrigued.
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