Just call me the Book Whisperer ! 🙂 Started at B & B in 2011. Before that, I cut my teeth at Waldenbooks beginning in 1994 (we were using microfiche !), and was there when first time author Brad Meltzer came into my store and introduced himself and his first book! I then jumped to Barnes & Noble as a receiving manager in 2006. Processing 2,200 copies of Harry Potter #7 was memorable, as was meeting Ozzy Osbourne when I worked his book signing!]
"This series showed all of us how your life's beginnings do not have to define you. It redefined "childrens' literature" and made adults all over the world take notice. Not to mention that it is possibly the only book (series) in history that can say 4 million people were reading it at the same time, on the same day!
"One of my top 5 & one of the most iconic and need-to-be-read titles of the 20th Century. Though only
320 pages long, it defines an entire generation's senses of honor and injustice better than just about any book in history. "Miss Jean Lousie, stand up. Your father's passin'."
"Came out in 1976 and redefined the vampire character. It gave us one of the
first sympathetic, 3-dimensional portraits of not just killer beasts but of the tortured souls they once were. And, more importantly, they didn't sparkle!
"Perhaps one of the best war novels every written. Nearly 4 years in hardcover, and the Carnegie and Pulitzer honors for Literature. Truly a masterpiece!"