I enjoy browsing BuzzFeed. For those unfamiliar with the site, it's a network for news and entertainment. I enjoy it for its interesting articles and those silly quizzes I can't help but take.
Last week, I discovered a post on BuzzFeed entitled 21 Things You Probably Shouldn't Buy at the Dollar Store. To summarize, it lists twenty-one items a consumer might want to reconsider purchasing at a store where everything is a dollar or less. In Southeast Missouri, a store like this is typically a Dollar Tree.
Some of the items made me snicker (a kitchen thing, really? and baby shober). However, one gave me pause: books. Yes, they sell books at the Dollar Tree. This
is a book I recently purchased there. And I've already read it (click here to see when). Between the Sea and Sky tells the story of two mermaid sisters who earn the privilege of becoming sirens. However, they are sirens together for less than a day (the older sister was a siren for longer than that) before the older sister disappears in the human world. The merfolk believe she was kidnapped, and the younger sister embarks on a journey to rescue her.
While I can't classify this novel as one of my favorites, it definitely was an entertaining read that I'll recommend to anyone who enjoys the genre and subject (YA, fantasy, mermaid, sisters). I'd never heard of the author, and would have never read this book had I not discovered it at the Dollar Tree. My literary life is definitely richer thanks to this find.
So . . . should consumers purchase books at a dollar store? Absolutely! It's one more source for discovering awesome literature. And you certainly can't beat the price!
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!