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Joldo
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You know how they have those stands, "If you liked ____, then you'll like _____" with the novels sitting on the stand?

They had Lord of the Rings, with a new Terry Goodkind book beside it. I promptly replaced it with the new Terry Pratchet book.

Next I found Harry Potter as the "if", and a truly awful book Eragon as its "then". I switched it out with Ender's Game.

When the salesperson asked me what I was doing, I told him I was making the world a better place.

So now I need to find a new place to buy my books. Somewhere where they won't pull that kind of crap.

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[ROFL] I like your ways. But i understand why you have been banned...
Have a good day ! [Wink]

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Accepting the punishment is an essential element of effective civil disobedience. [Smile]
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[Hail]

You are my hero.

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Joldo
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I'm going into exile willingly. By pulling that kind of crap, I mean daring to set Goodkind by Tolkein, or Paolini beside Rowling.

As an exiled ruler, however, I'd like to ask for your credit card numbers. When I regain power in my homeland, you'll be reimbursed double. Even triple.

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Irami Osei-Frimpong
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quote:
Accepting the punishment is an essential element of effective civil disobedience.
And here I thought it was an unfortunate accident.
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Way to be, Joldo, there should be some sort of militant smiley with a fist in the air.

[ February 13, 2005, 07:51 PM: Message edited by: Irami Osei-Frimpong ]

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Joldo
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You mean one like this?
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Joldo
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There's no fist, but if you post a machine gun with it . . .
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You could always go to Borders or Barnes and Nobles.......of course I'm banned from all of the Borders in St. Louis for doing the same thing.........oh and I was preaching to all the people within a 20 foot radius of the sci-fi section about Ender's Game.........the manager told me I was slowing down business, took my picture and hung it on the Wall of Shame(the place where the put pictures of people who have been banned), which was in her office, and then promptly threw me out the door......and threw coupons for Starbucks coffee out after me........
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dread pirate romany
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You ROCK, Joldo!!!

(And Eragon...ugh, my 7 year old LOVES that book, *I* was actually given it as a gift and then gave it to him, and had to explain to my freind that the book "didn't do it for me" because it's a blatant rip-off of every fantasy novel that had already ripped off LotR.)

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Dagonee
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quote:
And here I thought it was an unfortunate accident.
Nope. It's the willingness to take the punishment that gives it power.

"Why are you in jail?"

"Why are you out there?"

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Joldo, the only way you can get away with that sort of thing at a book store is to WORK THERE.

I worked at Borders for almost a year, and my own book preferences and recommendations definitely influenced the way I did shelving displays.

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The sad thing about Eragon is that it is really not that bad for a 14 year old (the age at which he wrote it). It should never have been published though. It will probably stunt his writing career for the rest of his life.
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Elizabeth
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I think I would be pretty annoyed if someone started moving things around in my store, for whatever reason. Sorry to be a balloon burster.
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Annie
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I have an autographed copy of Eragon that I never read. I met the author, he was local, so I felt like I had to buy it.

I'm glad it's as bad as I suspected... makes me feel less guilty about not having read it.

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Annie
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Also, start going independent in your bookstoring. You'll never go back.
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I was annoyed at Barnes and Noble, and spoke to the sales manager. They had a copy of Sean Russell's "The Initiate Brother." This is fine, except that its sequel, " A Gatherer of Clouds," which is a continuation of the same story, is out of print. It is like having cereal on a menu, but not serving milk. Or somethin like that. Cruel, I say.
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I think I would be pretty annoyed if someone started moving things around in my store, for whatever reason. Sorry to be a balloon burster.
I definitely would. And I'd probably ban the kid, or give him his own shelf and exploit his eagerness to advertise. [Smile]

Dagonee the evil capitalist

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fugu13
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Dag, dag, dag, that's not capitalism, that's exploitalism. You have to give him a dollar or so for doing it before its capitalism [Razz] [Wink] .
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Consideration can be intangible. Like a sign that says "Joldo's Picks!"

[ February 14, 2005, 05:37 PM: Message edited by: Dagonee ]

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The presence of consideration does not equal the absence of exploitalism [Razz] Paying a young child $1000 a day to work in extremely unsafe conditions is still exploitative.
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Elizabeth
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Joldo,
I did not mean to be a goody-two-shoes about this, I just think you might be more effective if you talk to the manager. Many of the people who work in those book stores are clueless about fantasy, and might like some suggestions.

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The presence of consideration does not equal the absence of exploitalism.
The presence of exploitalism does not equal the absence of capitalism. [Razz]
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Sure it does, in many reasonable systems. Capitalism is not merely any system of exchanges, in that case nigh every economic system would be capitalism. Capitalism is characterized by an environment of exchange where there is little barrier to free exchanges. Exploitation can be viewed as a significant barrier to free exchange, and as such any exploitation beyond the most minimal could be viewed as invalidating the capitalistic nature of a system.

[Razz]

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Also, start going independent in your bookstoring. You'll never go back.
I'm one of those evil people that only buys books from online book stores. In fact, I haven't bought any book except used and online for years.
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haha-that is funny-way to go
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[Laugh]

Joldo: [Kiss]

I got kicked out of Waldenbooks because I sat down on the floor and started reading the manga (I can read a manga book in about 30 mintues, tops). After being there for about two hours, the lady came up and said, "Ma'am, I'm sorry, but could you please come back and do this tomorrow?"

When I looked at her in shock, she went, "The only reason why you're not going to be banned is because you buy about fifteen books a month. Please."

[ February 14, 2005, 10:54 PM: Message edited by: MaydayDesiax ]

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O_o They ban people from bookstores?? I did not know this...
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Mayday, you got kicked out of Waldenbooks for reading manga on the floor? [Eek!]

My friends and I do that at Borders and Barnes & Noble all the time. Manga is just too darn expensive to buy. [Grumble] But I guess I have to remember never to do it at Waldenbooks... [Eek!]

~Jane~

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I've been kicked out of grocery stores. Safeway in Edmonton, to be specific. But that was also cuz I, along with some other friends, was playing with the beachballs. In the store.

I don't know why they were so uptight. I mean, it was close to midnight, so the store was empty, so no one was being bothered by it . . . [ROFL]

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Annie
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You should try riding the bikes around Costco.
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Or K-Mart.

With your eyes closed.

In the electronics section.

Awww yeah... but I didn't get banned. Fancy that.

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B&N doesn;t care...as a matter of fact they encourage reaind in teh sotre.

I avoided Waldenbooks for years because of their policies regarding that.

Of course, they had a point...I can rean an entire book in a few 1/2 hour sittings, so I would keep coming back and picking up where I had left off.

[Big Grin]

Kwea

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quote:

B&N doesn;t care...as a matter of fact they encourage reaind in teh sotre.

What's interesting about this sentence is that it descends into a kind of mysterious dialect that surpasses mere typos on its way to becoming something intriguing.

[ February 15, 2005, 09:22 AM: Message edited by: TomDavidson ]

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shhhh, it's code.......

Actually, I am trying to give KoM a heart attack. [Wink]

[ February 15, 2005, 10:27 AM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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Jane,

My local Waldenbooks is a very small store in a mall. I can see why they did that. There was no place to sit and read, and the shelves are squished together so it doesn't really 'promote' reading in-store.

That's why I go to Books-A-Million now. [Big Grin]

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Every time I see this title, I think, "I don't remember, Everett, was it all the Woolsworths we was banned from, or just the one branch?" [Laugh]
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"No, I weren't turned into no toad."
"Well that was our mistake." [Laugh]

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That's one of our favorite lines, Dag!

"They desecrated a fire-y cross!" [ROFL]

(Of course, it's really, "No, they never did turn me into a toad."

"Well, that was our mistake, then." [Wink] )

[ February 15, 2005, 12:22 PM: Message edited by: ketchupqueen ]

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"Usin' the confederate flag as a miss-ile. I never hoird of such doins!"
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"Well, we was fixin' to fornicate!"
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