I read so many books that I am always keen to buy them at bargain prices, which is why it was so very annoying to see a pair of books (wrapped in sealed plastic) on sale at the local supermarket for a reduced price - something like £7.99 for the pair rather than £6.99 each.
However, the pair of books was Blood Brothers and The Hollow by my favourite author Nora Roberts. I have been waiting for The Hollow for a while now and already have Blood Brothers - they are books two and one in a trilogy, so as you can imagine it was rather irritating as I didn't want Blood Brothers - I've already got it!
I did ask the store staff if they had a single copy of The Hollow, but they didn't AND what made it even more irritating was that the sticker said something like £7.99 for the pair or £3.99 each, but they wouldn't let me buy an "each" because the books were sealed!! Grrrrrr
I suppose I could have bought them and then sold on the other or given it to someone, but it was the principle of the thing! And yet, I still don't have a copy of The Hollow, so I am reduced to pouting! Oh well, at least I know that there are copies in the UK and then Borders now probably has one sitting on the shelf, so I can make a raid soon if not today.
Update - I got the book!! And I got it as part of a buy one get one half price, so I also bought one my Triple Eight Challenge books - a book about Shakespeare by Bill Bryson, so I am suitably mollified!