Monday, June 23, 2008

Count on me to judge a book by it's cover....

Today I wanted to spend my lunch time reading. So, since I thought of this genius plan at about 12:15, the only way I was going to accomplish this is if I went and bought a book.

So, I made my way over to The Great Outdoor Mall Downtown and proceeded to walk to Barnes and Noble.

First, I passed by the hordes of women and their children playing in the fountain. Seriously, that grosses me out. If any of you do that, you should stop. AND, AND, I noticed that The Great Outdoor Mall Downtown is now providing umbrella shades around the fountain. This must stop!!! And no ladies, this is not a public pool. Pay the $10 and go to a public pool that has chlorine. Your children will thank you. Oh, and I will thank you too.

Anyway, so my goal was to buy one of Jodi Picoult's books. I love her. Her first book that I read was My Sister's Keeper. And let me tell you, that book is a keeper.

However, upon entering B&N, I was instantly distracted by one of my guilty pleasures - the chick flick book. I was instantly drawn to the cover - a high-heel shoe with three bling blinging diamond rings around the stiletto heel. Sold! I pretty much didn't even need to read what the book was about. Shoes and diamond rings is enough to sell me.


So, in an effort to at least be the educated, respectable woman I am - I also bought a Jodi Picoult book, Second Glance.

Now, I had my books, all I needed was lunch. However, I was slightly embarrassed by my recent chick flick book purchase and was now worried about the looks I would get while eating lunch reading a book with a stiletto high-heel on the cover. So, my solution to this problem was simple. No, it was not: Read Jodi Picoult's Book First. It was: Take Off Cover of Chick Flick Book and Hide in Car.

Done and Done.

Thank you. You can now all tell me how smart I am.

8 comments:

AND NOW, FURTHER ADO said...

You are so much more refined than I! As much as I love B&N, I would probably buy the book, let it collect dust on a shelf and wait for the movie to come out!

Kristine said...

I'm hurt that you came to the Gateway and didn't call me to meet you... very hurt. I mean, I was just playing in the fountains anyway. I like to cool off during my lunch breaks so I bring a cooler and snacks, and my swimsuit of course. I feel so tall with all the kids running around me.

Daybreaking Dickersons said...

I'll wait for the movie as well.

Mar said...

I am upset that you didn't wave at me while I was running through the fountain. I was the pregnant one with a bikini on.

MandoRama said...

I personally love the groups of clueless mothers and their spawn! Especially the ones who stop by Little Caesar's beforehand to pick up Hot-N-Ready pizzas and Crazy Bread. There's nothing like spearing a soggy pizza crust with your high heel as you walk past that bacteria-filled fountain.

Erica said...

Second Glance is one of my favorite Picoult books! Let me know what you think of it. Oh and my neighborhood also has a fountain that people use as a pool. Picnic by the fountain! Why, seriously, why?!

chiggidy said...

the ads for that book are all over the subway and i am dying to read it. you'll have to tell me if it's any good. i liked devil wears prada....

Miranda said...

The fact that you judge books by their covers is exactly why I love you.