Tuesday, August 02, 2005
I finished reading The Kite Runner yesterday and none of the unread books on my shelf appealed to me. I just can't get warmed up to any of them even though I've bought them all myself. I went to my Amazon wishlist to decide on which book to read next and decided it's gonna be The Shadow of the Wind. So off I went to Family Bookshop on the slim chance that they might have it. Turns out that they used to have it but it sold out and they haven't ordered more copies for the time being. I couldn't be bothered to go book hunting in this heat so I called the Intercont branch of Turtles Books. They don't have it but the guy there was quite helpful and said he'll their branches to see if they have it. He called back later to apologize that they don't have it. This morning I decided I'll give Family Bookshop another try for another book. Turns out their closed because of King Fahad's passing. Man, it sucks to be a book lover in Oman.