In the last few months it was announced that my little town was getting its very own mall!
Last week a few of the stores that were going in the mall were announced and I was so disappointed that a Barnes & Noble or Books – A – Million wasn’t on the list.
So, I thought I would create a list of why my little town in Eastern Kentucky needs a B&N or BAM. Yes, I know it’s HIGHLY UNLIKEY that anyone who has a say in what stores go in the mall will ever read this, but a girl can hope, right?
Every book blogger DESERVES to have a bookstore no more than 30 minutes from their house. – There is not one good ‘real’ bookstore in my small town, the nearest BAM is 3 hours away in Somerset. I think the mall store decider people need to realize just how inconvenient this is for me.
Amazon is slow about sending books – I honestly don’t know what I would do if it wasn’t for Amazon. BUT, it takes SO LONG for the books that I order to come in, especially the ones that I pre-order, I usually don’t get those until weeks after it’s been released. I know that they have the 1 and 2 day shipping but it’s like 20 dollars, I could buy more books with that money!
Wal-Mart’s book selection sucks – In my supercenter Wal-Mart, the book section is not very big and most of what’s there is Adult Romance. The YA sections is just a couple of feet long and it’s always stocked with books that I’ve already read like Twilight, The Hunger Games, etc. They hardly ever have any new books that I’m looking forward to.
My husband might not hate going in to bookstores as much with me – I think that my husband absolutely HATES when he has to go into a bookstore with me. The reason being is that there’s not one close to me so when we are out of town and I find one…I’m in there for hours! Last time we were at a BAM, after about an hour he said that he had to pee but he couldn’t find the bathroom so we needed to leave and go back to his grandma’s house so he could use the bathroom…yeah, I still don’t believe that.
I want to go to an author signing – Whenever I see pictures or stories that bloggers share from author signings, I admit I do get a little jealous. I would love to meet one of my favorite authors and hopefully, one day I will
My library RARELY has any books that I want to read – My library is just like Wal-Mart in the sense that they tend to get the Adult Romance books instead of YA books. Well guess what Library and Wal-Mart, I DON’T like Adult Romance, I want more YA books!
It would be a great place for my kids to work when they get old enough – I know it’s a long way off but…discount??
I’m sure that I could come up with a lot more reasons…
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Do you agree with my reasons? Do you live far away from a bookstore and hate it as much as I do?
Christy is a superhero who spends her days saving the lives of those who live in her small town and her nights with a book in her hands. Okay, a superhero may be a bit of a stretch, she's just a nurse who loves to read.