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An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading. 

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Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Why I Bought The Martian

This actually happened last week but I figured I'd share anyway. 

 

Last Monday the boyfriend surprised me with a Barnes and Noble gift card. Bless him. So I went to the store by my house and I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to buy. I do want to see The Martian, though, and I've heard amazing things about the book, so I was considering it. 

 

At the story, I picked up a copy of the book and started to skim the first couple of pages, just to see if it was something I was interested in. Wanting to look around a bit more before making a final decision. 

 

As I headed over to another display, one of the workers literally swooped down on my and went, "Just buy The Martian, it's amazing!" and then he kept walking away. I barely managed to say "Thank you" before he was completely out of eye sight. 

 

As you can guess, I bought the book. I hope to start reading it this weekend. 

 

Thank you, guerrilla salesman!