Yes, I'm one of the problem people that helped Borders go bankrupt. I buy a lot of books online. Truthfully, I buy a lot of used books online to be exact because I do have limited funds and I do read a lot.
Still, I liked Borders. It had a great a math section -- much better than Barnes & Noble. I ended up buying only 4 books because of issues with funding (sounds better than I didn't have the money!). They were:
- The Infinite Book by John D. Barrow -- It's about the mathematical idea of infinity, including the countable variety of infinity.
- The Calculus Wars by Jason Socrates Bardi -- This is a history of the development of calculus and the fight between Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibnitz over credit for the key issue.
- Warriors Skyclan's Destiny by Erin Hunter -- Yes, I read youth fiction, because it's about cats.
- Warriors Bluestar's Prophecy by Erin Hunter -- ditto
I'm not sure when I will get to start reading any of these as I have at least 3 books to read and review for various authors. I normally read a fiction book, a math book, and a cat book, so once I finish the math book I'm currently reading, I'll start on The Calculus Wars -- it's a bit easier to read at bedtime than non-Cantorian set theory!
So, you are probably asking how these four books could total $1300? Simple, when I was done shopping and went to start my truck, it wouldn't start. The alarm went off (and wouldn't stop -- grr). I finally got it started and decided I should stop on the way home to have an oil change and have them check the battery and battery cables.
That all went well until we got to the tires. I knew the one tire was bad because I can't keep my Ford Ranger aligned. I didn't know it was so bad that the metal cords were showing through. Oops! I also did realize the other 3 tires were almost as bad. So, add 4 tires (expensive small truck tires) and lifetime alignment to everything else.
Grand total for the day: $1300. The saving grace is because I bought tires and it was over $700, I get free passes to San Diego Zoo!
I think I'll become a hermit again!