Jumat, 30 Mei 2014

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Judul: More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
Seri: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops #2
Pengarang: Jen Campbell
Penerbit: Constable and Robinson (2013)
ISBN:  978-147-21-0633-9
Jumlah Halaman: 124 halaman
Penerbitan Perdana: 2013

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops was a Sunday Times bestseller, and could be found displayed on bookshop counters up and down the country. The response to the book from booksellers all over the world has been one of heartfelt agreement: it would appear that customers are saying bizarre things all over the place - from asking for books with photographs of Jesus in them, to hunting for the best horse owner’s manual that has a detailed chapter on unicorns. 

One nite long long time ago, I got this ebook titled Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops. It was a fun book that all of us had a good laugh on it. It was about (what else?!) weird things customers say in bookshops, from a honest mistakes to all completelly ignorance ones. From mismatching Jane Eyre-Jane Austen to the movie effects. All the crazy thing, we (the book nerd ;) ) would found hillarious. And we did.

So, not so long ago, I got the sequel of this book. Now it's called More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops. Having loving the first book so much, I set a high bar for this one.

(page 25)
CUSTOMER: My Kindle’s broken. Do you know how to fix it?
BOOKSELLER: I’m afraid Kindles aren’t really my speciality.
CUSTOMER (pulls her Kindle out of her bag): Look at it! I dropped it in the bath!
BOOKSELLER: If you did that with a book, you could just put it on the radiator and then flatten it out between two heavier books.
CUSTOMER (seriously): Do you think that would work for this, too?
ME: launging my *** off

Oh dear... in the world that ebook and OL shopping are more and more commonly used, this book has very funny ways to remind us of one thing couldn't be replaced, the human interaction.

This is another favorite of mine. Looks like not only books, bookshops too can elevate imaginations to the max....
(page 135)
YOUNG BOY: You should put a basement in your bookshop.
BOOKSELLER: You think so?
YOUNG BOY: Yeah. And then you could keep a dragon in it, and he could look after the books for you when you're not here.
BOOKSELLER: That's pretty cool idea. Dragons breathe fire, though. Do you think he might accidentally burn the books?
YOUNG BOY: He might, but you could get one who'd passed a test in bookshop-guarding. Then, you'd be OK
BOOKSELLER: You know, I think you're on to something here.

Like in the first book that show that most people only read book when it became booming, in this book also show that. There was Twilight Saga back then, this time it was Fifty Shades of Grey that being the star. This is convulsed me the most.
(page 135)
CUSTOMER: Do you have copies of Fifty Shades of Grey?
BOOKSELLER: Yes, they're right over there. We don't have any secondhand ones in right now, though.
CUSTOMER: Oh, that's OK. I don't think I'd WANT a secondhand copy of that book, if you know what  I mean!
(Customer and Bookseller look at each other and burst out laughing)

And from all of the things they say in bookshops, I completely 110% agree with this customer... every time...
(page 51)
CUSTOMER: I'd like to buy this audiobook.
CUSTOMER: Only, I don't really like this narrator.
CUSTOMER: Do you have a selection of narrators to choose from? Ideally, I'd like Benedict Cumberbatch.

Posting ini dipublikasikan dalam rangka mengikuti event Baca dan Posting Bareng BBI
Bulan: Mei 2014 - Tema buku: Humor

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