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Borders and my sad walk through the store.

I literally jumped for joy when I learned that the Borders closest to me (40 minutes away) would stay open. Barnes and Nobles is 50 minutes away. So I don’t have a lot of options with a big selection.

One of my favorite mom-and-daughter dates is lunch at Panera’s and then browsing in Borders, because both my daughter and I love books. We eat and chat while sipping our drinks, both excited about the next stop. We enter Borders with a spring in our step and a grin on our face, our fingers itching to pick up books and smell the pages and read the back flaps.  #iknowyoucanrelate

Except this last time was, um, er different. And we’ll go back but…not as often. There was a dramatically smaller selection of books – and more gimmicky gifts. Most of the books I wanted to buy, they didn’t carry. #verysadday

I did purchase 2 books to support bookstores. But I can’t justify spending 17 or 18 dollars on a book when I can buy it for 10 online.

What do you think? Will bookstores truly be irrelevant one day? Someday, will only lead titles and best sellers make into bookstores? At that point, what will be the difference between the self published and the traditionally published? We’ll all have to sell ourselves and our books.  #thoughtmuchaboutsocialmedia?

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A is for Aaaaaaaagh!

That scream went through my head after I added my name to the already 500 bloggers signed up for this A-Z challenge.

Holy blogfest I’ve never posted every day. So the idea was/is a little bit intimidating. I waited over a month before signing up.  #i’mawimp

But the competitive nature in me spoke through the doubts. I wanted the challenge of posting everyday and keeping it short and sweet like cupcakes, which are one of my favorite desserts.   #eatcupcakeseveryday  #thingsyoudidn’tknowaboutme

That being said some of our best writing happens when we have to be creative within limits. So, yeah, let’s do this.

Being the plotter that I am, I came up with a game plan.

  • Keep it under 200 words.
  • Stay true to my theme of exploring writing tips.
  • Reveal the dark and shady side of myself to old and new friends.
  • Make new friends.

And I’m not sure what my dark and shady is but it sounded good.

So, do you sign up for blogfests on a regular basis? Which ones have been your favorite?

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