While my friend would rather rename her dog than buy books online, I once again tried to convince her to have a look around on Amazon. "You can even browse through the first few pages online now.", I explained. Her stare was a mixture of dread and curiosity. "I might take a look.", she declared, and I knew that most likely she wouldn't as she's too much into the whole touchy feely thing when it comes to buying books. Can't say I blame her. I was like that myself for many years, but seeing how much cheaper I get books in the English language online I am seldomly seen inside bookstores now.
"And the local library sucks!", I ventured. "What local library?", she gave back. Our laughter was cut short by the fact that actually making fun of that thing someone decided to name LIBRARY in out hometown rather asks for tears. And not those of joy. Nibbling on her croissant my friend said, "A foreign language library would be awesome!" We both emitted a dreamy sigh that made the waitress turn and cast us a strange look.
After the waitress was gone I turned back to my friend. Not straying all that far from our book talk, I asked about Shakespeare. My friend's shoulders sagged again. "Did you hear that the authorship for some of his work is questioned?" I swallowed a bite of chocolate cake and replied, "I had no idea your dog could even write!"