The other book was a complete whim, a YA novel about a girl with Asperger's trying to cope with some tragedy. The book is titled "Mockingbird."
Anyway... should have only spent $10 at most. Ended up spending $50-some. Only a couple days after I decided to cut down on my spending. Bleh. >:-(
I blame the fact I haven't been to Border's in a long time, since the one downtown went out of business. The one in Vancouver is the only other one I know how to find, and that was only because I spotted it on the way to somewhere else. That, and I didn't agonize over things the way I usually do. If I had, I would not have gotten the mug or "Mockingbird" or one of the magazines. Which would have saved me $22.50.
One downside to going to the Border's in Vancouver is the 8.2% sales tax that Washington has; Oregon has no sales tax. Paid over $4 in tax, that trip.
Still, it was good to visit Vancouver for a reason other than a meetup. And it was the first of my trips to Vancouver that had me going back to Portland by bus. The other two visits, I went to the meetup by bus, came back in Sorcha's car.
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