Wednesday, April 27, 2011


So, in my little town of Caldwell, there are no new book stores whatsoever. In fact, for awhile, the closest book store was the capitol of Idaho( a half an hour drive, which I would like to mention is a long drive considering gas prices).

But finally, a new book store was placed in Nampa, a leisurely ten minute drive from my humble house.

The name is Hastings, and let me tell you, this place is amazing.

Their book selection to begin with is phenomenal. Just about every book you can imagine is there. But they don't only have books. They also have a decent movie collection (that you can rent and purchase) along with board games and video games. They also have a little coffee shop which makes great coffee.

So the next time you are in the area, go give it a try, even if you aren't an avid reader *cough Brett Martinez cough*.

 As you can probably imagine, I bought a book from this wonderful store, and I am glad it finally came out in paperback. If you check the New York Times Bestseller List often, then you have most likely heard of The Help. This novel was seriously in the top ten for over a year. It took me forever to get a copy of it, and after waiting for 6 months at the library, I finally got it. After I read it, I had to get it, but I wanted it in paperback. So I waited until today.

The Help is a African- American work revolving around a specific group of blacks, the help of white people.

This book is runs right along with To Kill A Mockingbird. It's creative, witty, and makes me wonder how sheltered my life really is. Written works like this only come around once in every 50 years, so go buy it.