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Bye-bye Borders - for good

 I need to get a job so I can start supporting my book habit.






Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
The Janitor's Boy by Andrew Clements

You might notice a distinct pattern in the list above.  That's because I caved and bought a box set of Dessen books (including a cheap key pendant).  I also found Will Grayson in paperback (finally!) so I resolved on getting that.  Janitor's Boy was something my little bro found for me at a garage sale a couple days ago, but I thought it should be included.  As I have been a fan of Clements' work, I'm thinking of doing a special review for the four or five books of his I have.
In other news, yes, I have heard that Borders is officially going out of business.  I suppose I ought to be sad, but I really can't muster up the sympathy for an overpriced book chain being run over by the dismal economy.  Don't get me wrong: declining book sales absolutely suck, especially for prospective writers like myself.  Maybe I'm feeling smug because of my Kindle and the local Half-Priced Books ten minutes away.  But as it stands, I really won't miss Borders; I would rather champion the independent bookstore.