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Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:48 am
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Considering we have to drive somewhere for just about everything, you get use to it ;)

I was in Las Cruces taking the History content test to add the History endorsement to my Secondary Ed: Language Arts license.

I was in Albuquerque on Monday to see William Gibson do a reading/signing for his latest book at the Main Branch of the city library. I did see the biography listed as coming soon on a posted list while waiting to gain entrance, though it was two weeks out of date.

Carrizozo isn't too bad of a place, you can be in the mountains in short order and it is a cross roads for getting to several different regions and areas of interest within the state.

Rob


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The local Barnes & Noble finally got a copy. It was in the New SF section, not biography. (The biography section has held copies of bios of Katherine Heigl and Larry Harmon (creator of Bozo the Clown) for weeks and weeks).


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OK, two months and 17 days after release (hey, I explained how I've been out of the Heinlein loop for a while - and I just got here), I ventured into the local Books-A-Million (formerly Old Town Alexandria's Crown Books) seeking The Book. No copies in the store, but I checked and BAM has it from their online store. I don't do OL any more - no CC - so I used the "order for delivery to the store" option. Should have it next Weds, Nov 10th, just in time for it to be my USMC 235th birthday gift to myself.

While checking it out online, I discover a veeerrrrrryyyyyyy interesting phenomenon. On The Book's page [http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9780765319609?id=4887206146536] they note:

"ALSO AVAILABLE
USED BOOK PARTNERS offer 17 copies"

I had to check this out; used copies on the market only 2-1/2 months after release????

Yes. BAM is selling it at "Online Price $22.98, Club Price $20.68"

The 17 partner copies are at Online Prices from $27.20 - $56.92 or Club Prices from $24.48 to $51.23.

Sigh. Sorta no-brainer if you're buying from BAM.

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I was just in DC and in a position to use the DC Metro (at least one way, into DC from Arlington), but found the Metro useless for practical commuting. Every time I went into it one or another of the critical lines I would use was down for an indefinite period. So I would have to go up and out of the station and hail a taxi to make my next appointment.

After the third time this happened, I just gave up.


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