I finally got a chance to get to Borders yesterday. (Because I had to go into the city to get an antique plate for the new baby.) I was hunting two books which, because of their trade size, I can’t get in town— Gena’s Awaken Me Darkly and Julie Kenner’s Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
I’d heard, of course, about Awaken Me Darkly sometimes being found in the sci-fi/fantasy section, so I knew I’d have to hunt a bit. Do you think I could find either one? Of course not! And no way, no how was I leaving that store without those two books. And every booksearch computer in the place was occupied by people who could neither type nor understand the concept of a keyword. “Why are they all albums?” “Because you searched in music. And they’re called CDs now.”
So, anyway. I finally found Carpe Demon in the sci-fi section. Okay, I’m halfway to happy here. I wandered through the romance again. Through the sci-fi and fantasy. Again. Checked all the endcaps. Finally I managed to snap up a computer (because god forbid they should hire real live reading people) and searched.
Fiction: Literature. There Gena was, between Carol Shields and Anita Shreve, halfway across the store.