Most Friday nights, I end up doing a nice dinner out with friends, and
this week was no different, except that the restaurant we chose was
right next to the local used book and CD store.
I had never been in to this new, expanded location, but one of my
friends wanted to "stop in" and check out some discount music. An hour
later, the entire dinner party left with a goody bag. My wife got three
CDs for twenty bucks, and I got four sci-fi/fantasy paperbacks
for a mere $8:
- The Mote in God's Eye, by Larry Niven
- Clarke County, Space, by Allen Steele
- Xenocide, by Orson Scott Card (I already own Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead)
- Sir Apropos of Nothing, by Peter David
This, my friends, is one geek's idea of money—and a Friday night—very well spent.
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.