Idiots…

So I hear that renowned poet Elizabeth Alexander is going to be doing a poem at Mr. Obama’s Inauguration. I heard one of her poems lately at a poetry recital in Second Life and I says to myself – "Self, maybe we should look into getting a book by this woman. After all, she sounds really interesting. And I bet that there’s lot of them out there now with the publicity about the whole Presidental thang and all."

So I go to the Borders online site.

And the Barnes and Noble website.

Thinking to myself that if I were a bookstore owner that the LEAST I would do for a woman giving a reading at the Inauguration is order in a few of her present and past works and set up a huge honking display at the front of the store. After all, it’s history – right.

Nothing.

Nada.

Zilch.

Sure, I can order IN the books online or have them delivered to a store near me but NO ONE has the books on hand. Which would have been nice ’cause I’m going to be in a Borders tomorrow, at a Pennwriters meeting regarding the upcoming writing conference and it WOULD have been NICE to see what this poet is all about.

Instead, nothing.

Way to drop the ball, bookstore owners.

Idiots.

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “Idiots…

    • thanks, sweetie – she’s also got some great stuff up at her website as well.
      Lord forbid I try to support the poet by buying a book or two, doncha know. It just blows my mind that NO ONE has thought of putting something up about this woman while they stroke yet another pile of half-off books into the center of the aisle.
      bet they’ve got old Rick Warren’s book in the center of the store tomorrow.
      grr.

    • thanks, sweetie – she’s also got some great stuff up at her website as well.
      Lord forbid I try to support the poet by buying a book or two, doncha know. It just blows my mind that NO ONE has thought of putting something up about this woman while they stroke yet another pile of half-off books into the center of the aisle.
      bet they’ve got old Rick Warren’s book in the center of the store tomorrow.
      grr.

    • oh, do NOT get me started on the merchandising crap that’s out there…
      frankly, if I were an American I’d be embarassed at the amount of trash out there demeaning the office of the President.
      but that’s just me.
      the legal alien.
      😉

      • Fear not. Once you let the hope & change of Obama into your heart, all shall be well.
        Homer Simpson had it right:
        “The Leader is good! The Leader is great! We surrender our will as of this date!”
        -JM

      • I am embarrassed and appalled by anyone co-opting the logos and slogans of Obama to make a buck.
        (Except for maybe that shot glass. Tuesday deserves a toast.)
        And sheesh, I have to agree with ‘s emphasis on the female pronoun. Like the bookstores are not overstocking that preachers books now?

    • oh, do NOT get me started on the merchandising crap that’s out there…
      frankly, if I were an American I’d be embarassed at the amount of trash out there demeaning the office of the President.
      but that’s just me.
      the legal alien.
      😉

      • Fear not. Once you let the hope & change of Obama into your heart, all shall be well.
        Homer Simpson had it right:
        “The Leader is good! The Leader is great! We surrender our will as of this date!”
        -JM

      • I am embarrassed and appalled by anyone co-opting the logos and slogans of Obama to make a buck.
        (Except for maybe that shot glass. Tuesday deserves a toast.)
        And sheesh, I have to agree with ‘s emphasis on the female pronoun. Like the bookstores are not overstocking that preachers books now?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s