Just Shopping While I Work

:::Whistles rest of tune:::

Today, I explored Downtown Appleton’s Holiday Open House where all the local businesses on the College Avenue strip decorated their windows for Christmas and offered customers free samples of goodies ranging from hot cocoa and apple cider to cookies and gluten-free pizza. The City Center Plaza even had musicians from Mile of Music performing at the main entrance to support the Green Gecko Grocer and Deli.

My first stop was Studio 213 LLC where the old books at the back of the store are Buy 1 Book Get 1 FREE (of equal or lesser value). AMAZING! I just thought I’d browse since it was the first time I’d noticed a deal on the books and what do I find?!

The Count of Monte Cristo 1946 edition at Studio 213 LLC.

The Count of Monte Cristo 1946 edition at Studio 213 LLC.

Yes, that’s right! A 1940s edition of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I am poor so I should have put it back on the shelf, but considering it is one of my favorite stories of all time, I HAD to have it.

Two books I found at Studio 213 make for an ironic purchase.

Two books I found at Studio 213 make for an ironic purchase.

Then I found a book on the history of Napoleon Bonaparte…

For those who have read the novel or watched the film, who finds this ironic and almost hilarious that I left with the two of these?

 

What are your thoughts?