1. When I go to the bookstore, with my book allowance in hand, all excited to get the book I’ve been waiting 2 weeks to read and they don’t have it. “We can special order it for you.” Yea, but that’s not gonna get me a book to read this weekend, is it? Grrr… Barnes and Nobles, I spit on you. They’re evil. Plain and simple. To make matters worse, I couldn’t find anything else I was in the mood to read. I browsed for a little bit. Saw a few possiblities and then ended up putting them all back. I’m so bummed.
2. Reprints with new, better covers than the original. This cover did to me exactly what a good cover should do. My hands reached right for it, before I realized… I have this book already! In fact, I greatly enjoyed Maria V. Snyder’s Poison Study, and went on to recommend it to my entire family, who all loved it as much as I did. Thing is, this cover made me want to read it all over again!! What’s with HQN reprinting it under their MIRA line though? It’s a fantasy with a strong female heroine. It’s why it was in the LUNA line to begin with. ?? Strange. But fascinating either way. And now, I reminded myself that I have to get its sequel. Magic Study. Here’s to hoping it’s as good as the first.