|Impulse Bookstore Buying
||[Jan. 31st, 2010|11:57 pm]
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Yesterday, I asked my followers on Facebook if they wanted to help a body pick up a copy of The Guns of August
because the library doesn't have a copy to borrow. (Say what?!?!) As no one was gracious enough to oblige (atonement can be made via my Amazon.com wishlist
) I picked up a copy today at Barns & Nobel because a friend invited me out for lunch and we decided to go to the bookstore afterwards.
Last summer I read a book. The Guns of August. I wish every man on that blockade line had read that book.
World War One. Thirteen million killed all because the militaries of both alliances believed they were so highly attuned to one another's movements and dispositions, they could predict one another's intentions, but all their theories were based on the last war.
The world and technology had changed, and those lessons were no longer valid,but it was all they knew, so the orders went out. Couldn't be rescinded.
The man in the field, his family at home,they couldn't even tell you the reasons why their lives were being destroyed.
But why couldn't they stop it? What could they have done?
The real purpose of this post though is to show you what was sitting on the checkout counter that I couldn't resist picking up:
My only gripe is that they are too tall and too wide for my liking.
They came in little plastic cases. I'm wondering if they will be worth more later if I leave them in the case. It always sucks when Road Show Antiques tells the person that "if you would have kept that in the original packaging…"
For what it's worth, it's my plan to set up a trip to the IMAX theater at the Grand Ole Opry for the Alice in Wonderland
midnight opening. Unlike how this plan with The Dark Knight
fell to pieces (even though I accomplished the goal of going with someone so that they could drive back) I'm hoping that this go 'round will be more successful.
I plan to use Facebook to coordinate. If you're interested, look me up on Facebook