Never have I ever gone to Barnes and Noble, grabbed a book, and sat down to read for over an hour. Usually I run in, grab what I want, and leave. I’ve honestly never really understood the concept of going into a bookstore to read- it seems weird to me for some reason. But, this is the year of never have I evers, so why the heck not?
I walked into Barnes and Noble ready to read it up. I grabbed a Chai Latte from Starbucks (had to look posh) and made my way to the Christian book section. I had a particular book in mind that I heard is amazing:
I grabbed it and immediately started scouting out a place to sit. Who knew that so many people frequented Barnes and Noble on a weeknight at 8:00 pm. The place was packed. I finally found a small chair in the back corner. I took a seat, opened up the book, and started attempting to read.
- People love to talk at Barnes and Noble. Perfect strangers, coming together, sharing stories. Makes it a bit hard to concentrate.
- People love to talk on their phones at Barnes and Noble. I was right next to a middle aged woman catching up with her son. At least a 30 minute conversation. All at a very shrill, high pitched level.
- People love to bring their fast food dinners to Barnes and Noble. I saw a lot of Chick Fil A (jealous), Taco Bell (a little grossed out), and Chipotle (yum). Just chowing down while reading. They have a lot of multitasking abilities that I don’t possess.
- People love to listen to music while reading at Barnes and Noble. I heard many forms of music, bursting out of headphones. Don’t you think that if I can CLEARLY hear the music from 10 feet away, it is deafening for the person wearing the headphones? And more importantly, how on earth can they concentrate to read?
I read about 2 pages. I was so distracted and ADD, but it was fun! People watching is never boring. I also bought the book. I think it will be a little easier to read in the comfort of my own home.