I’m stuck at home a lot and I anticipate this will continue for many months. After watching all the movies I want to watch, I decided to pick up books to read. I have many books I want to read already at home, but I decided to buy some newly released books as well. One of the books that caught my eye is Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer.
Midnight Sun is a retelling of Twilight. The Twilight series is told from the point of view of Bella Swan, the main character of the series that falls in love with Edward Cullen, a vampire. Midnight Sun is the same story, except told from Edward Cullen’s point of view.
I’m not a huge fan of Twilight (And I wasn’t when the Twilight series was published when I was a teenager) but recently I wanted to give Twilight another try. When I read online that Midnight Sun would come out this year, I thought it was very ironic that I had the strong desire to re-read the series.
After a delay in release due to Covid-19, the book was released in August. Amazon.com’s listing for the book says it would be released on August 4th. After August 4th passed, I checked the listing again and saw that ship in 1 to 4 weeks. I didn’t really feel motivated to buy it on Amazon, so I decided to try to find it on August 7th at Walmart or Target.
Much to my surprise, I couldn’t find it in either store.The Walmart stores I visited didn’t have space for the books in their new release section. I thought it was weird because it was available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon, but Walmart didn’t seem to have it on display on their shelves. Or space for it.
As for Target, there was space for it, but the books weren’t on the shelves…
So, I was unable to buy the book in store or in person in any way shape or for.
I feel so silly to put so much effort into searching for a book in store when I could order it online, but I thought it would be more fun and easier to buy it at Walmart or Target because I needed to visit the stores to shop anyway. I still plan to search for the book in store because I’m not in a hurry to read the book. Even though it is a very popular book, I still have many books to read at home that I plan to read.