It shouldn't be this difficult. I went to the Barnes & Noble bookstore this morning but didn't find the books I wanted. I then went over to the crossword puzzle section and all they had were easy puzzles, so I left.
I did a computer search on the author's website and only found one of the books. Next I checked Amazon and I didn't recognize their opening screen at first - why in the world would they make it more cluttered and complex? It's no secret that I don't like Amazon, so I tried Powell's books but didn't find what I wanted there.
I gave up and did a search for one of the books and found a reference to Amazon, which I clicked. Both books were available on Amazon even though my initial search there didn't give me any results that matched what I wanted. I don't know what gives, but by now I wanted to just order the books so I ended up ordering from Amazon after all. Personally I think they should open with a cleaner screen instead of all the displays. I asked to search books and was led to a screen that tried to sell me clothing.
All's well that ends well, though, and I will have the reading material I want for my trip. Still looking for a challenger crossword puzzle book! I really don't like online shopping and wish I could just walk into a shop and find what I want. I would have to live in Chicago or New York City or other large city for that to happen. (I'm probably being a little over-the-top here!)
I don't know if it's the weather lately (although it's a little less hot today) but I get so sleepy in the middle of the day. Also, I have been waking up in the morning before 8 am, then close my eyes for "just a couple more minutes", and next thing I know it's 8:30 or so. I'm getting enough sleep so I don't know why the lethargy I've been experiencing lately. I need to get back to a better diet no doubt - I've been either skipping a meal or else eating stuff that has calories but no nutrition. I'll be really surprised if that's what the problem is. Actually, I don't want to go out and buy a lot of groceries until I get back from NY when I'll have to re-stock everything.
I'm thinking about making a meat loaf for supper so I'd better go see what I can do to throw that together. I have never made what I consider a really great meatloaf and don't know why I keep trying, but maybe it will be better this time.