The Compulsive Reader: Borders Rocks My Socks Off

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Borders Rocks My Socks Off

So I took a little trip to Chicago this past weekend. Before I say anything else, let it be known that I am a small town girl. I live on a farm outside of our tiny college town. The biggest city I have ever been to is Ann Arbor. Which is not that big. So, can anyone say culture shock?

But nevertheless, it was amazing! I loved it, even though it did rain on us quite a few times throughout the two days we spent there. I spent about 5 hours at Shedd Aquarium, where I met this guy:

But probably the best part about the trip was just being able to walk around downtown. It was so fun. And just when I didn't think that the trip could get any cooler, I saw this building:

That's right. A Borders. That was FOUR STORIES TALL! Now, if that makes me sound like a hick, I don't care. This was the biggest bookstore I had ever been inside of, and I made sure to visit every inch of it before settling down in the young adult section, where my friend Lisa found April's Book of the Month!

Besides finding the Comeback Season, we also found copies of How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, and Sarah Mlynowski, which isn't due to hit stores until Tuesday! (Click here to read my review).

And not only that, but there was also TONS of copies of Airhead! I loved this book, but I promised the publicist who gave it to me not to post my review until the official release date, May 13, so you'll have to wait til then, or just go to the big huge Borders in Chicago and buy yourself a copy!

The ride home left me plenty of time to read and catch up on some really stellar reads, so stay tuned for some new book reviews heading this way soon!


Alea said...

I've been to my fair share of Borders but not a 4 story one! Wow! Yeah we have Airhead in our local borders too, I never realized that books pop up in stores before their actual release date, can't say the same for dvds!

BooksandLove said...

Oh my...I think I would have fainted...

keri mikulski :) said...

A four story Borders and a stack of How to Be Bad? I'm jealous... :) Thanks for sharing.

ecopoliticchick said...

Ha, that was a fun weekend. I almost got The Book of Lost Things, but then I decided not to. Yeah, so that was random- great pics BTW.

Melissa Walker said...

Fun trip! I really want to read Airhead--the cover reminds me of Violet on the Runway a little! Borders doesn't carry the Violet books, but I try to love them anyway. :)