So I went home and opened my Amazon account and bought them on-line. They'll be here in plenty of time. End of story. But this post is not about buying videos.
Since most of my library is still packed up and I don't have time to unpack it before leaving for the UK, I thought I'd buy a book to read at B&N. I like to have something to read while I' eating out, solo. It slows me down and helps me enjoy my meal. I found nothing worth reading. In the whole store. Nothing.
So much of what is now published (at least, in the genres I like) is derivative, tired, played-out, repetitive. I just can't get excited over reading (let alone, buying) something that is a pale imitation of the good stuff I've had in my library for years. I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but that doesn't make it any less depressing.
I did find a music CD that looks interesting: a collection of Hallowe'en music from Mannheim Steamroller, "deranged" by Chip Davis. So, there's that to listen to while I drive to Wilderstead this weekend.