I went out of town again today, this time with my son, my partner in crime and spent some time in B&N. I had my camera with me and I went to work uploading indie books. This employee came up to me and said, "Can I help you?" And before I could answer him he said, "I don't think you can take pictures in here." I slyly replied, "Oh sure I can, watch!" I snapped a picture of Soulkeepers that I had up on the Nook. Then I showed him the book pic on the camera and said, "See? It worked!" Then my cell rang and I ignored him and answered the phone walking away from the Nook. (It was my son calling).
A few minutes later I went back to the Nooks that were displayed. I had my son with me again. He was my lookout. He knew I had a list with me of books I wanted to leave showing on their Nooks. He would stand on the opposite side of the display case and whisper, "Tell me when you're ready." I'd get everything up and I'd tell him, "Ok, it's done." Then I'd have to wait for him to tell me when the coast was clear for me to snap another picture.
It was sooo hard trying not to laugh and being sly at the same time. Oh...and this is a brand new camera I got for Mother's Day. So I had no clue how to use it. I had to go to Walmart to buy a memory card for it, then drove to B&N and put the card in the camera in their parking lot.
I was not happy with the pictures as I kept getting the lights from the ceiling reflected on the picture. On the last picture, which was "Crisis Hospital" by Belinda Frisch, I had my son stand next to me and he held up his hand over the camera to block the light. It didn't turn out very well at all. By now a good half hour had gone by and I figured I was pushing the whole "Oh look how cool this Nook is!" thing. I didn't put up the other books I had wanted to. As we were standing there trying to shield the light and take the picture, my son whispers,
"We're being watched."
It made me laugh the way he said it. Like we were trying to get away with some big heist or something. I grabbed the picture and we walked away pretending to be interested in something else. I couldn't even tell you what we were looking at. I couldn't stop laughing which made my son laugh and his laugh is funny as hell so I laughed even more.
We were a wreck!
My son walks up behind me and whispers, "LET'S GO!"
So these are the shots we got...sorry if they're not that great. Between using a new camera for the 1st time, laughing for half an hour, and nearly wetting my pants, this is what we ended up with.
I promise to do better next time.
As for the Nook...I don't like it. I had the worst time trying to figure out how to use the thing. I love my Kindle!
And why are taking pictures of a Nook so bad? Do I LOOK like a computer geek that can figure out how to make one? I don't think so!
And Megg...if you see this...I wore heels with my jeans! *lol*