Last week my husband and I decided to visit our local Barnes & Noble. Due to our hectic schedules we hadn’t been there in quite some time so this was a rare treat! I looked through the clearance section, the science fiction section, and the history section. My browsing procured three books; Leonard by William Shatner, The Bear by Claire Cameron, and Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon.
My husband actually found Leonard while he was looking at the clearance books. He brought it to me and, of course, I decided to keep it. The book is about Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner’s friendship. I love Star Trek and I love these two actors, so I am excited to read this book. I think out of the three I purchased, this is going to be the first book I read.
The Bear’s book cover caught my attention. I think it was the color and the silhouettes of the children. I picked up the book and was about to read the summary on the inside cover when I noticed it had ragged uneven pages. I’m not a fan of the uneven pages…and I almost put it back. Actually, I think I did put it back on the shelf, but then I picked it up again because I really liked the cover. I read the inside flap and the story caught my attention. The Bear is a survival story and what makes it more interesting is that the story is told through the eyes of 5-year old Anna. A bear attacks their camp site and Anna and her little brother run into the woods to escape. I’m interested in reading this book and seeing how well the author does the job of telling this story from a youngster’s perspective.
The last book I found was Castle Hangnail. I found this book in the clearance section, but it wasn’t on sale. I think someone picked it up and then placed it on the shelf while heading to the checkout line. Oh well, sometimes you find the best books from those who have discarded them. I knew it wasn’t clearance because it didn’t have the telltale sticker on it, however, since it was only $8.99 I decided to buy it. This book is about a girl – or should I say a witch – named Molly. Molly answers an ad for a wicked witch and to prove her worth, she has to complete a few wicked tasks. That’s about all I know about the story, but the cover captured my attention and I love fantasy books so I think I’ll enjoy this one.
And there you have it. My Barnes & Noble (mini) book haul!
Oh! I also videoed my book haul on YouTube. You can check it out here. 🙂