The Boss Babe Blog
Build your career without sacrificing your life.
I know that everyone who follows this blog probably has some level of passion for reading. That means, you are going to appreciate the little story I am about to casually drop on this page.
I was standing in the middle of BooksAMillion (a.k.a. another version of Heaven on Earth), deciding whether or not I should buy a bookmark that said "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not had pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.", when I heard a child's laughter behind me. A young boy was running down the main isle of the bookstore, and the only thing that kept me from disapproving of his actions was my fascination with the look of pure joy that was plastered on his face. "Mom, look Mom! We have to buy this one, we just have to! Oh, and this one too!" I had to giggle to myself; I remembered behaving in such a way at that age over something as simple as a bookstore. The boy proceeded to pull a pamphlet out of the pocket of his jeans (mind you, he couldn't have been more than 8 years old...) and he began to squint at the letters on the page. "Okay, so Mom, that one book I was talking about, it's not available until July. Do you think we could pre-order it? Yeah, we definitely need to pre-order it." It was the cutest scene that I had witnessed in quite a while: The mother's arms overflowing with paperbacks, the boy navigating his way around the bookstore like a pro, the level of excitement in his voice, and the obvious hint of pride in her eyes. Most parents wouldn't take the time with their children to search every inch of the store for certain books. Most children would have never shown interest in a book located outside the "gaming" section. I was impressed, I still am impressed for that matter. It's times like these that restore my faith in humanity and the millennial generation in particular just a bit more.
Oh, and I bought the bookmark.