Finished Eleanor & Park! Love. Just love. I will be buying this one eventually.
I need to bring it back to the library tomorrow so someone else can read it and fall in love.
I bought the e-book version (for immediate gratification purposes). And then I bought the physical book from Amazon, because I wanted to have it in a more-tangible form, and it’s easier to get others to read it if I can push the actual book on them.
But that wasn’t enough to satisfy my sharing impulse. Yesterday I visited the (YA-leaning) little bookstore in town, and chatted with the nice lady who owns it about the book, and ordered a copy through her, and she said she’d order four of them so she could stock it.
Then I checked the online listings, and it turns out that the Santa Barbara Public Library network only has one copy (at the Lompoc branch), and that copy currently has seven holds on it. So when the physical books arrive at the local bookstore next week I’m going to buy one and walk it over to the Carpinteria branch and donate it.
It’s inevitable. Eventually I am going to track you down personally and get you to read Eleanor & Park. You should just save trouble and read it now.
Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/45879318661.