THINGS I HEAR IN BOOKSHOPS + [giveaway]

09 September 2014

Following on from the theme of my last post [which you should obviously read if you haven't already.] I am going to be sharing some strange and awesome things I have heard over the years while perusing the shelves of my local bookshop. Some had me face-palming, sometimes I just shook my head in disappointment and whatever book I was holding at the time, and some had me stalking the person who had just spoken. All totally normal activities to practice.
TO FRIEND - "So should I buy Catching Fire or Mockingjay? Wait. Which one is the first again?"
TO NO-ONE IN PARTICULAR -  "They have a whole section related to Lord of The Rings?"
"Special editions too?" .. "PRETTY COVERS AS WELL?" .. "Am I dreaming?"
TO FRIEND - "Why is this place just filled with books?"
TO FRIEND - "I need to find THE BOOK THIEF...Can you see it anywhere?"
"Dude that book is for girls. The main character is a girl. Anyway, didn't you get enough of World Wars in Year Nine?"
TO MUM - "But why do people like reading? It's so mundane."
TO FRIEND - "So do you think ten books is too many to buy in one go?"
"No."
"I knew I liked you for some reason."
"-But what's your mum going to say?"
"What's a little sacrifice now and then? Who wouldn't put up with an invigorating argument if it meant future hours of exploring new worlds and befriending new people?"
"Me."
"I knew I disapproved of you for some reason."
TO FRIEND - "Why don't bookshops provide trolleys? My arms are aching."
TO FRIEND - "I think my purse is holding a grudge against me. It's empty."
"You can borrow some money off me if you want?"
*Tackle hugs ensue*
TO FRIEND - "Can you believe some people don't like reading?!"
"Yes. Muggles do everything wrong."
I know, I know. Some are pretty bad. But can you guess which conversations involved me? And, honestly, if you see me in a bookshop shooting laser eyes at people's backs / bookshelves, don't be too surprised. I probably just heard something infuriating. Have you heard anything odd/annoying in a bookshop? I know someone who has: Jen Campbell, author of STRANGE THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS and MORE STRANGE THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS, which - guess what? I have copies of to give away to one of you. [WARNING: They will make you question the world and it's inhabitants. A LOT.]. [UK & IRELAND only].
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12 comments:

  1. Haha, this is something I often think about too: "Why don't bookshops provide trolleys? My arms are aching." So most of the times I bring my boyfriend and he holds them for me :')

    "Can you believe some people don't like reading?!"
    "Yes. Muggles do everything wrong."
    TRUE.

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    1. RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT. And hah, good ploy, I get made to carry my own books..#sadtimes

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  2. Basically EVERYTHING IN THE POST is me, I mean apart from the fact that I always go to the bookshop alone. Well, not exactly sometime I take my brother and it goes something like this; *brothers helps me choose books* "no i have that book" "i have that one too" "yeah, already read that one" "LOOK YOU'RE BLOCKING THE VIEW, JUST DIE PEASANT" [me to everyone else in the bookshop <]

    I always have internal debates... okay, not so internal I usually speak aloud and muse when I'm in the bookshop "do I really need the hardback copy of Allegiant? But then I won't be able to buy two OTHER books. OHMYGOD THIS IS SO FREAKING HARD."

    ALSOOOOO, COMPLETELY UNRELATED, I FINALLY READ DOSAB RIGHT - AND IDK, ITS LIKE WOAAAAH, BUT IT WASN'T MYSTERIOUS OR ANYTHING WHICH ANNOYS ME - BUT I REALLY WANT TO READ DOBAS BUT IM TOTALLY BROKE SO I CAN T GET IT AND THAT MAKES ME SAD.

    sub-par post. congrats.

    KBYE.

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    1. REALLY. I DON'T THINK SO. I AM UNIQUE. LEAVE PEASANT.
      But same, usually I'm with my mum and I have to carry ALL MY BOOKS MYSELF because 'they're my books', Ugh. Well. I haven't actually bought them yet..;P
      YOU DID FINALLY I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HADN'T READ IT YET SERIOUSLY FI WHAT EVEN AND JUST WAIT OMG FIND MONEY DOWN THE BACK OF YOUR SOFA AND BUY IT NOW.

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  3. Generally speaking I always go into bookshops alone meaning any fangirling and whispers of "Oh My GOD!" look pretty weird to anyone passing by.
    LOVE THIS POST!

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    1. Ahah it usually is much safer if you don't want to freak out family and friends. xD. Thanks!

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  4. Haha, some of them are really funny. I particularly like the purse one and the last one.
    YES! Bookshops should definitely provide trolleys. Petition anyone? :L
    Brilliant post! ^_^

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  5. Wait, aren't you the one who's saying all this to friend? I THINK YOU ARE.

    Also, this post is all kinds of awesome and I need to buy Jen Campbell books.

    P.S. Muggles *shakes head*

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  6. Okay, bookstore trolleys TOTALLY have to become a thing. Honestly, every time I go into a bookstore I collect such a towering stack of potential purchases I can hardly hold them all! (Due to the unpleasant dearth of bookstores in my area, I don't get to wander them nearly as often as I'd like, but when I do it's certainly a workout for my arms.) Also, I wish I could enter your giveaway because Jen Campbell's books sound fantastic. I'm sure there's no limit to the odd things bookstore customers say!

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  7. AAahhh Hawwa this post is perfect!!! "Is ten books too many to buy in one go?" Hahaha :') but that Book Thief boy though. KILL IT BEFORE IT BREEDS -____- I'm also loving "reading is so mundane!" I can totally imagine a bratty twelve year old girl saying that (before uploading a picture of her starbucks onto instagram).

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  8. Hahaha, this is SUCH a fantastic post - thanks for sharing. <3

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