the hunt for the city of ember
… oh, us book lovers can be such a pedantic lot, can’t we! 😀
so i’d read loads of fun reviews on carl’s once upon a time review site, and decided on one book that looks just wonderful – THE CITY OF EMBER.
i read the review on fuzzy cricket and was just captivated. thank you so much fuzzy cricket for a wonderful and mouth-watering review!
so now i want to buy it. but… i want that exact copy!
isn’t it beautiful…? all thick and pretty… with that auro of copper…
however, thats not the edition thats in circulation anymore! they now have a new edition:
and i don’t want that one, i want the one with the light bulb on it.
also, they have a reprint of the old one, and that has this bloody sticker thingie on it that says “now a major motion picture” or something like that.
i don’t want that one either. i want the one that i want. not the new one and not the one with some motion picture nonsense.
i also don’t want the hardcover edition. it does look nice, but it doesn’t look like the one i want.
the one i want is the one i want. in fact, i’d be most happy if i could get that exact beat-up, library one.
i was afraid of buying one online and then not getting what i wanted, so i thought to myself the best course of action would be to actually see the thing in my hands and then i’d know what i was getting. so at lunch i went into town and went to the waterstones, the wh smiths, the blackwell’s and borders – and they either didn’t have it or they had the new one!!
so, back to amazon!
i had a look and found one with the picture looking just as i like it. i thought i’d email them and ask them to confirm that that is indeed the cover and that its paperback and that theres no motion picture stuff on it.
but then i saw they’re all in america and i can’t wait 10-12 working days!
and its the same with ebay’s editions – they’re all in america too!
so its back to amazon to see if there’s something i missed and i see that they have a library “binding edition”. could this be like the one in the picture? what do they define as library binding? does anyone know? is it like one of those large (hardback size) paperbacks? or is it just a tough hardback? or what?
… and i was so excited ’cause i’ve been waiting till today to buy it, ’cause today is my pay-day, but now i can’t buy it ’cause time is up and the day is over and i have to go back home and there isn’t any internet at home and now i won’t be able to buy it today.
i guess there’s tomorrow…
so i don’t know what to do now. i wish i had a problem with ghosts, ’cause at least then i’d know who to call.
i guess i’m gonna have to find out its isbn or something…?
anyone have any other suggestions? is there an easier way than just waiting for it to arrive from america…?