posted by TimT @ 11:00 PM
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Right, which one of you bastards was it voted for Readings? Was it Tim, or Tim?
It can't have been James, anyway. I expect better from him ...
Readings gives me the shits. The stock is woeful no matter which store you go to, the aisles are cramped, the shelves poorly organised, the CDs and DVDs overpriced, the staff generally unfriendly and unknowledgeable, there’s nowhere to sit, and there’re too many trinkets and novelty gift books and portfolio editions of Tolkien (2004 called and it wants its fad back, by the way) all over the place. The “Famous Bargain Table” only ever has crap on it and in the unlikely event that you find something you might like to take home with you, it’s still priced at more’n you’re willing to pay. Readings can go right to hell! I actually prefer the Dymocks on Collins Street to any Readings you care to thrust me into.
Me too. Unless I'm after something new. Or something that people haven't, y'know, handled so much that their greasy palm sweat has soaked into the pages.
I voted Borders, because I believe it's only right to support a struggling multinational business conglomerate, and the staff are hotter. But really, I'm a secondhand bookstore man. Always will be.
Only pretentious gits shop at Readings, and only because other pretentious gits tell them to, and that’s only because they’re too stooopid to apply their own judgment to what makes a good book store, or a good anything.
Me? Vote for Readings? Not a chance. The place makes my skin crawl. It's the book chain for wankers run by wankers. Besides being better stocked and less pretentious, Borders definitely has the hotter staff. But I'm Reader's Feast man myself.
I appreciate all your comments, but there's some evil person out there who KEEPS. ON. VOTING. FOR. READINGS. What is wrong with you, person? Were you, like, abused as a child, or something?
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