(Taken from here.)
As kind of a side discussion to the conversation about literary/genre, realism/fabulism occurring downriver here (some interesting stuff), the subject of migratory patterns in bookstores has come up, fueled by a comment from Emily Leverett. Here’s what I said:
“I tend to follow this pattern, in part because I already get so many books of a genre nature for reviewâ€¦(1) thorough investigation of the trade paper and hardcover new book tables, (2) followed by the new mysteries section, (3) followed by totally perverse quest to see if my Predator book is still offered in the SF/F mass markets, (4) followed by skimming through graphic novels and manga, (5) followed by new offerings in history, (6) followed by quick scan of the SF/fantasy section, (7) followed by the discounted books section, (8) followed by travel books, (9) and ending up in magazines.”
What about you? What’s your path through a general bookstore? Why? And what do you avoid?