I was so happy. Jim shooed me out the door at 4 to go to the bakery I really wanted to go to. I did my usual, walked almost all of the way there, panicked, sure I had gone the wrong way. Went back. Realized I had been right. Went forward. Passed Barnes and Noble. Wondered whether I should stop now or on the way back. Decided to keep going, sure that if I stopped, the bakery would close; but equally sure that if I kept going it would turn out to be open til 9. Found the bakery–VERY small but with a satisfyingly long line. Ordered 5 cookies that cost $20. SO worth it. Went back via B&N but now really turned around. Took forever and a lot of wandering around to go 5 blocks straight from the bakery. Rats.
ANYWAY. What’s wrong with them? NPR did a write up of 4 books and B&N had none of them. Here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/2010/11/19/131442476/oh-to-be-young-the-year-s-best-teen-reads Nor did they have, it turns out, Jim and Josie’s books the day before. Quite strange.