So tonight is the release of Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final book in Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling Twilight series. I, like many young (and not-so-young) people all around the world, am eagerly awaiting the moment when that shiny black cover will be placed firmly in hands at just after midnight. But the only catch is, being the bookselling extraordinaire that I am, I’ll actually be selling them tonight.
Much like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which made its debut last July, I’ll be working at my neighborhood store offering trivia, buttons and stickers to the masses. And we’ll be selling those babies at 12:01 a.m. tonight. Our “Night with Bite” is going to be out of control!
These are the moments I live for at my part-time job — and I know precisely why. It’s the only bit of theatrical craziness I still get to experience, blocking out my typical-to-mind-numbing 9 to 5 job. This is my “fun” job. Don’t get me wrong, I love both of my jobs, but working at the bookstore on “event nights” allows me to relive a bit of the drama (the stage kind) that I once lived for. I was certainly the Thespian in high school.
So I’m sure I’ll have plenty of pics to come… after I manage to get some sleep tonight. We get off work around 2 a.m., and then I’ll be up late reading. Of course!