After deciding with utmost certainty that I had no interest whatsoever in finishing The Purple Emperor from my "read a fantasy book" challenge, I thought of a creative way to eliminate it from my life. I left ye old Emperor in the Fantasy section of Borders, next to Frost Bitten, The Reluctant Mage, The Evolutionary Void and Total Eclipse. I think he'll make some friends in this section, even if he is a little awkward.
Before leaving, I had a strange change of heart. While I was definitely benefiting the customer in that he would get a free book, I was simultaneously ripping off Borders. The person that picked up my book may forgo buying another book. My conscience was distraught thinking of how I was damaging the publishing industry and all, so I decided to buy something to make up for it.
I heeded the advice of Ashley and Katie and bought the Avett Brothers CD, which is most certainly overpriced anyway, so Borders is making profit in spades.
I can't wait to see if someone actually finds it!!