I was in the local BN bookstore the other day. They had a table of paperbacks that I guess are what they now call trade paperbacks. They are larger than what I consider the normal paperback size. The table has a teaser placard on it "Buy 2, get the 3rd free". I don't recall what all was on the table other than the majority were things I'd never heard of. A few looked interesting from the title and cover design. Never one to miss an opportunity, and 1/3 off seems like an opportunity, I picked one up. I almost jumped backward and dropped it on the spot when I saw the price stamped on the back, $14.99. I figured I picked up the one aberration on the table so I looked at another, $14.99. Another and another and another until finally I actually did find the aberration. It was only $13.99. Needless to say I didn't spend 30 bucks to get a free book since 10 bucks apiece for paperbacks is way too high.