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Dark Lord

For a couple of weeks, I’ve been looking for a book that the library says I have. It’s called Dark Lord and is listed on the library site at $26.95 to replace.

Wanting to find it and avoid paying the $26.95, I asked the library to do a book trace, as I was certain I did not have the book in my home any longer. And, I didn’t want to pay $26.95 if I could get the same exact book at a bookstore for around $5.00… as it is a paperback, afterall! BTW, I keep my library books in a bag when they’re not being read so they don’t get misplaced.. have learned that lesson the hard way, believe me.

So, last night I decided I was tired of messing around with this book. I am ready to have it off of my account at the library. I looked at amazon.com to see how much I can find a book called Dark Lord for & vow to have it shipped & take a copy in to the library as a replacement.. and save $20.00 in the process.

Christine Feehan has no books called Dark Lord… only Dark Prince.

I look at the library website at my account to verify that the book’s title is really Dark Lord. Maybe I have it mixed up and it’s Dark Prince. The author’s name listed for the book is not Feehan, but Luceno.

What?? What is this? Not Feehan? Have I been looking for the wrong book all this time?

For the past week or so, I’ve been moving furniture, looking under my bed, in dresser drawers (not sure why a book would be in there.. but you never know with kids where things will turn up), in closets, in kitchen cabinets, to no avail.

I go to at amazon.com again, search for a book called Dark Lord by Luceno.
Guess what? It’s not the book I thought it was. It really is a hardback book worth over $25.00. It’s a stinking Star Wars book that my son finds in 5 seconds on his bookshelf.

It’s going back to the library.. TODAY! I’ll have to pay a $3.00 late fee, since it’s really overdue.. but I’ll be saving $22.00 over the price to replace it!

UGH! I really hate when I do things like this.. and it seems to be happening more & more lately.. as Rachel can verify. Must be the fact that it’s really hot outside.. and that summer has been going on for endless ages. Perhaps my brain is just tired.

3 Responses

  1. At least you found it! This reminds me, how is the Dave Ramsey stuff coming for you?

  2. Pretty good. The fees for church camp sort of blew my budget for July as it was a last minute decision.. but I’ll be back on track for August. 🙂

  3. I’m not sure how it happens but… the books we return to the library keep getting put on the shelves without being checked back in. I’ve had to go and find the books on their shelves at 5 times this year. When I give the book to a librarian they swear that it has to be a different copy, but sure enough it’s the copy checked out to us.
    I wrote a letter to the library manager and all she could say was that she was sorry and there was no way to prevent this from happening…meanwhile my accounts are racking up late fees for books I’ve returned.
    Sorry for the rant.
    Glad you found the book.

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