Bookseller Diaries No. 2

I ran into a customer the other day that was an Outlander fan. As soon as she uttered “I love Outlander” it was like the sky had parted and rainbows and unicorns appeared and we were skipping hand and hand together in a meadow of flowers as book BFFs. There is something about that fandom that sparks a unity with women that I haven’t seen in any other series. It is the highlight of my shift when I can lose myself in a discussion with someone about it.

Outlander Fan Meme

When you’re in a brick and mortar store you get to ….*gasp*….have an actual conversation with a person/bookseller. It’s almost magical. Yes, I realize that’s kind of dramatic but it’s still the truth….well, my truth.

Anyway, we started discussing other series to read if you like Outlander.  I suggested:

Karen Marie Moning,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

Deborah Harkness

Larissa Brown

This got me thinking. What did you read after Outlander? Also, when are we getting the next book in the series??? Come on already Diana!!!

Bookseller Diary No 1

Observations at the bookstore –

                Why do people shop in their pajamas? You know….the flannel pants with Hello Kitty on them accompanied with the slippers and a hoodie with a snarky quote like “I need more coffee before I talk to you”. When did that become acceptable attire to shop in? I mean… I work in a bookstore so we are all about expressing oneself.  Cosplay to your favorite Manga series? YES!!! Dress as Mr. Darcy to impress your girlfriend? HELL YES!!! That’s ok to me. Yet the middle age mother in me wants to scream at these people that think PJ’s are ok at the store. I just want to say ”Really?? This is the best you could do??”

Maybe I’m just old.  Maybe I’m just too judgmental.  Maybe people are just lazy. I don’t know but what I do know is that I’ll never change my attitude on this subject.

And that’s just my two cents on that subject.  What do you think?