Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I don't mind spending every day hanging out at Border's Cafe.....

**The title of this is from a parody song Meghan and I made up on one of our treks to Borders...it should be sung to the tune of "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5. However, I do not spend everyday at Border's Cafe...though I go to Borders often as described below.


Just a quick little update. I have been super busy with school and entertaining guests. :) Meghan's family was here my first week of school, my family was here my second week and over the next two weeks both JB and Melinda will be visiting the wonderful city of Nashville. I have however found a new home away from home. When I moved here was very disappointed because I couldn't find a Barnes and Noble anywhere. I hate Book-A-Million, sooo unorganized, and when going to Borders- B&N's equal- I felt as though I was cheating on B&N. I know, I know, it's ridiculous and stupid, but that's just how I am. However, what's a book lover to do?


It wasn't until two weeks ago, that I began to appreciate, nay even like Borders. I went in to return a book James Taylor had suggested to me. I'm sorry James, I dont want to read about a little 10 year old who was raped and whose dad took his revenge. A Time To Kill is just too much for me. So I take it in and ask the guy at the front if I can return it. After flipping through it- I guess to make sure I hadn't left gum in it or marked it up- he agreed to let me. I said he may as well just give me store credit as I would just be back in here soon. "In that case, can I make a suggestion?" He asked. "Of course." I responded. He grabbed a book over on the side and handed to me. "This is one of my top three favorite books. Everyone I know, loves it." So of course I ask him what it's about...I mean it has a dog on the front...dogs aren't my favorite. He says "Well, its from the point of view...of a dog....who believes in reincarnation...and it's really sad." Great, I think and try and think of something to say to get out of buying it. Then he hits me with, "It doesn't sound good but it's really, really good. It made me cry. It's really sad but if you get to the end it's very redemptive." Now I have to get it. After all, isn't that what I say about Twilight...minus the crying and being really sad and very redemptive part. Aren't I always like "Well no, it's not really about Vampires....it's about a girl who falls in love with a guy...who happens to be a vampire...no it's not about werewolves...they're really shape-shifters....just read it." So how can I tell this guy no? So I exchange James' recommendation for this Borders employee's recommendation. I didn't like it so much at first, but for a book from a dog's point of view, whose owner is a racer (as in racecars) I really did enjoy it. It was redeeming and it was sad. It's definitely a winner and definitely better than A Time To Kill. So good job Borders, your employees actually know something, unlike B&N and BAM. Also your store is actually pretty cool with all it's coves and sliding ladders....and could only be a bit cooler if life were in fact a musical and one could ride them around the cove singing about far-off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, and a prince in disguise!


Today an employee recommended Life of Pi. I was hooked by the end of the Author's Note. The author is Yann Martel and there is something about the way he writes that makes even sloths interesting. 


We're still church hunting so if you know of a good church in the Nash hit us up. Right now we are  thinking either Fellowship Bible Chruch or Christ Pres...thoughts?


It's late so I'm going to go read some more about a God-loving boy named Pi Patel.

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