Oh, joy of joys! I have great news to share with you all! I got hired by not only one, but two of my favorite stores: Banana Republic and (drum roll, please) Barnes and Noble!!!
What could be better than working among books and people who love books and selling books to people who want to buy books? BOOKS! (Just threw that one in there for the kicker.) I am so excited because this job which starts off as part-time could become full-time, and who knows, maybe 10 years down the line and an MBA later, I could be like a B&N exec! Whew, got ahead of myself there for a second. Breathe.
Do you know how many movies are made about booksellers that are on the verge of losing their business?
*A special kudos to the person that can name all these films!
The digital e-reader revolution is upon us, and books will slowly become a thing of the past, even the bookstore moguls may not be able to keep up. But I know too many people, myself included, that love the feel, smell, and flexibility of a real book, and who would be reluctant leaving books entirely out in the cold. I hope that companies and publishers expand and keep up with the revolution, but stay true to the good old paper and print.
I start next week, and hope that I can maintain my reading schedule and post a couple of times a week, as I try to now. At least, with the help of my other job, I will look entirely stylish doing it. =)