K, I really shouldn't worry about this but I've been fuming for over a week! So, as you may know, I'm a big fan of The Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini and am ecstatic about the fourth book finally being released on the 8th. In fact, I'm re-reading the first three books despite a monstrous TBR pile because I want to be reminded of all the tiny details before reading the fourth. Anywho, the most exciting thing is Christopher Paolini is going to be coming to my local library in December!!! I'm soooo excited. So, you can imagine my irritation when I discovered that my local library and Barnes and Noble got together and decided that, unless you buy Inheritance (the fourth book) that night from Barnes and Noble you can't get the book signed...........
Are you freaking kidding me?! I bet you Barnes and Noble decided it wasn't worth their time to come to the bookish events and sell books so they told the library they wouldn't come unless they could be guaranteed a lot of sales. I don't really know what happened but it's bad enough that Borders closed and now the only freaking bookstore within a reasonable distance is this stupid Barnes and Noble. Needless to say I immediately clicked on over to Amazon and ordered Inheritance from them. I don't give a dang if I can't get it signed I will NOT be taken advantage of by that full price charging, no coupons ever, selfish, arrogant store!!! I'm never buying a book from them again! I mean hello? I want to read the book before he comes. I don't want to wait to buy it just for Barnes and Noble selfish reasons. Sheesh!
I'm already irritated with Barnes and Noble so even if they weren't the ones behind it (and why wouldn't they be?) I'm done with them. Why should I pay full price for books and be treated by crap by their cashiers? But that's another rant for another day.
Phew! Rant over, thanks for listening. Am I the only person who finds this outrageous? Anyone else hate B&N?