See what I did there, with the blog title? (Perks of Being a Wallflower FTW)
Basically, before I started bookselling (Safari is telling me bookselling isn't a word, this is BLASPHEMY!) earlier this year, I had no idea what it really entailed. I won't go into the depths of the long story, but the short of it is that I interviewed and got hired mostly on a whim.
As any (dedicated) bookseller will tell you, it's A LOT of work, often with little rewards. People get mad at you if you don't know the book they want, if you don't HAVE the book they want (what do you mean, I have to wait 3 WHOLE DAYS), if you ACCIDENTALLY hang up on them (okay, it isn't my fault that the hold and release button are both orange and right next to each other), if you look at them funny (seriously, this happened to me, too), and so on...
BUT! There is a light at the end of the bookselling tunnel! If you love what you do (and if you don't, please quit immediately), the perks that you do get will make you fangirl like crazy. Or fanboy, you know.
And the best perk of all, is working and meeting with people WHO GET IT. They totally understand how freaking excited you are about your favorite author's new book, why you NEED to own 5 copies of the same book, and why you can't wait to meet an author at an event - but then FIND YOURSELF RENDERED SPEECHLESS AND YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT (which has never NOT happened to me, yet).
So in conclusion (I know the powers that be tell you not to use this, but it's MY blog damn it),
I'm not entirely sure what I'm all going to post about, or when and how frequently, but I can totally assure you it's going to be awesome.
And you know, if you're bored, maybe you could buy some books from my store. I will handle them with care. http://www.nextchapterbookshop.com