Goat soap, made by John Green's mother in North Carolina also came in the mail today. I feel like I have done my part to support the Green family this month.
But you know what I realized as I was checking out in Barnes and Noble? This, which wasn't meant to be a gimmick but just something cool that started because of the Nerdfighter Community, made me go out of my way to shop in book stores. Why? It was like a scavenger hunt and who doesn't like looking for hidden treasure? I did not buy The Fault and Our Stars because I had one that I pre-ordered one from Amazon. But I bought another book, one I'd been intending to buy for months but hadn't gotten around to (and that I was debating between paper and e-book format)
So I concluded that Hanklerfishes and Yetis are good for bookstores. I like e-books. I'm don't think they are the end of the world, Mayan 2012 calendar doomsday type problem that most people think they are. But I can't have a real signed e-book and I most certainly can't go scavenging around for Hanklerfishes in the Kindle store. The search was fun, but fruitless and I hope bookstores saw a boom in business from Nerdfighters like me.