Disaster Just Struck

on Posted by Rajesh J Advani
As of this week, there is a brand new Borders bookstore on the ground floor of the building I work in. And along with a very large collection of books, they've got at least 40 shelves full of science fiction and fantasy. While they don't have every Discworld novel ever written (but then that's ok, since I do), they do have difficult to get Terry Pratchett titles like Nanny Ogg's Cookbook and Where's My Cow?.

And they've got offers like "Buy 2 books and get the 3rd free" and "20% off".

I'm so screwed.

Update: It's worse than I thought. Their SFF section is not just 40 shelves. It's 139 (yes, I counted). And that's not counting the 30 shelves filled with extra copies of the bestsellers. And the store occupies at least two floors.

I'm so so screwed.


Anonymous said...

If you've read Thud!, you've pretty much read Where's My Cow. Except for the pictures. The pictures were kinda cool...

Kusum Rohra said...

You are doubly screwed now! Read this

Tch tch tch such is life, what to do :D

TII said...

Oh...you are a Pratchett fan! A cool coincidence is that the book I just finished is 'Reaper man' :)

How've you been? It's been quite sometime since I visited your blog. Keep rolling!

Rajesh J Advani said...

Anon: I know. I read all the 20 or so pages right there in the store :) That's $12 I don't need to spend anymore. But then I've bought every Discworld book not because I hadn't read it, but because I want to have the entire collection. :)

And yes the pictures were kinda cool. Better than the ones in The Last Hero, I think.

Kusum: Oh oh. Yes, I don't always do tags. But this is one I've been wanting to do for a long time now. So will take you up on it!

TII: Hey, long time no see! And I think calling me a Pratchett fan is an understatement. I'm a full-fledged AC!

Hope you read Mort before you picked up Reaper Man. It would add a lot of flavour if you read the sub-series in a sequence. Check the Wikipedia Discworld entry for more info.

Anonymous said...

Rajesh, I agree. Wasn't too crazy about the illustrations in The Last Hero either.

What's Nanny Ogg's Cookbook like? Haven't managed yet to procure a copy of that one.

Have you read The Unadulterated Cat? That's another under-the-radar Pratchett book that worth hunting down. Then again, being a cat-owner, I'm biased!

Rajesh J Advani said...

Anon: Nanny Ogg's Cookbook seems to be an actual collection of recipes (not all of which can be prepared on Earth) interspersed with descriptions of stuff like what a Troll is. Haven't gone through it in much detail though.

I've heard about The Unadulterated Cat. But have heard mixed reviews. Shall keep an eye out for it :)

Anonymous said...

Like I said, you may need to know a cat on a personal level to get it :)

Rads said...

O gosh, u know what u need to do then ? Go to a Powell's ! I just did during last week's trip to Portland. 4 Floors and a whole building to itself with some zillion sections.. I first got lost, then dazed and then confused..I think I spent the first 40 mins just going from one color coded section to another just to see how many classifications they have.. umm. and then just gave up.. I think I was there for abt 2 hrs and just 2 sections covered! Soooooo sad.. I was not taken there again....