The One with the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner


Monday, June 7, 2010

On Saturday afternoon Chris and I ventured to our local Target to pick up the new book by Stephenie Meyer: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.
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I had it marked on my calendar that June 5th was the day, and I even looked at the Target Weekly Ad the previous Sunday to make sure they'd have it. So imagine my surprise when we went to the book section and there was no sign whatsoever that such a book existed. No signs, no raincheck stubs, no nuttin'... I walked over to the nearest employee and asked her if they had the new Stephenie Meyer book and she said, "I dunno, but this guy will." So I waited for this employee to finish up his transaction and then I asked him, "Do you have the new Stephenie Meyer book, you know, she wrote the Twilight series?" "Oh yeah! Twilight. Aisle D13." So we walked over there, knowing full well we wouldn't find anything except the already existing Twilight books. We had already looked over there, duh. At this point I felt like shouting: I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS! I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY TWILIGHT FAN IN ALHAMBRA/SOUTH PASADENA! I SAW THE MOVIE THEATERS WHEN NEW MOON CAME OUT! THEY WERE PACKED! WHERE ARE THE STACKS OF BOOKS? THE CRAZY FANS? THE SIGNS? THE TWILIGHT PARAPHERNALIA?!?!
After an unsuccessful attempt at Guest Services to locate my book, we gave up and went to Costco. There they had a mini stack of the Bree Tanner books and I finally snatched my own copy. Still, I was surprised there weren't pallets of the book and tweeny girls hoarding around 'em. I guess it's not such a big deal here?
Now if only I could pry it out of Chris's hands....
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