So last night my wife and I were in a Dollar Store (The Dollar Tree to be exact) as we were grabbing a cheap bag for a baby shower gift my wife had purchased at Target. I of course was bored out of my mind so I decided to wander around and ended up at the discount book shelf.
As always it was full of romance novels, strange crime thrillers, and other things I had zero interest in.
And then I saw the book above. Railsea, by China Mieville. Hardback no less.
There was a tag on the front saying $7 but this being a dollar store I had to ask. So I went up front and sure enough, a buck.
So I snatched it up. Given that I am getting back into reading a lot more and this being a book I personally have wanted to read, I felt it was destiny.
I mean seriously, what are the odds I would be in a dollar store and find one book that I not only recognize but actually want to read?!