Klaus spent most of his time in the shop, but that was because he owned it. It was only natural that he spent nearly all of his time there. Today was a bit of a slow day, but that was okay. It was always slow in the middle of the day during the week because most of the people that came to his shop had jobs that they couldn’t just skip away from randomly in order to buy leisure time items. Thus, he was taking the opportunity to restock shelves and balance the finances. Both of these things were important after all, so they needed done. He usually did both whenever he found the time for it, and while he also had to do finances at the end of the day for emptying the register and all that, it never hurt to get a bit of a jump on it while things were slow so that it didn’t take hours to do later.
Anyway, he had just finished up with some finance stuff when the door opened, so he put it away under the counter and smiled at the woman who walked in. “Hello, what can I do for you today?” he asked her with a slight grin. She was the only person in the shop for the moment, so she had his full attention. Maybe she was looking for something specific, or she could just be browsing, in which case he could leave her alone to browse he supposed.
Post by ATHENA EVANGELINE KASTOR on Jul 18, 2017 12:19:28 GMT -6
With the mess that her life was, Athena didn't really have all that much time for things like books or games. Not that she really liked games anyway, but she did like books. However, she didn't get to read them very often and when she did they were mostly spellbooks and not actually anything very fun or relaxing. Always working to improve her skills so that no one could take her off guard or take her down. She was even more determined to be the best she could now that she had people thinking she was weak enough to get kidnapped. The price she paid for helping her cause was a price she wasn't entirely comfortable with, so she needed to build her reputation back up again.
Today wasn't such an adventure though. Today she wanted something fun for once, just a moment to relax. She didn't actually own anything like, so out she went for ones. It was weird being in Hogsmeade with the knowledge that Sully didn't work nearby in the village anymore, instead now squirreled away in the castle with his new batch of students. But it was a good weird. The shop she'd walked into seemed kind of abandoned, to the point that the person at the counter addressed her specifically. Not quite what she wanted to deal with, but she'd take one person over many people. "I'm just looking," she replied to him.
Klaus always tried to address all his customers as they walked in unless he was in a conversation with another already. Sure, there wasn’t anyone in the store at the moment, but it also wasn’t a time of day when he was particularly busy. Actually, it was usually around this time when he put out new stock in free spaces on shelves. Thus, once the lady said she was just looking he gave her a smile. “That’s fine, if you need help finding something let me know,” he said simply before picking up a box of games and walking over to the shelves in order to set them out alphabetically in the available space. He didn’t really have anything else to do, so he might as well put out new stuff while she browsed. He supposed he could also probably clean up the games he had open for people to inspect too. Maybe he would even switch some of those out? He usually did that once a week, and it had probably been about a week since he’d last swapped the games.
It was quiet in the store at least, just the sound of things being set on shelves and shoes walking across wood floors from both of them moving around. He was fine with the quiet though, if she wanted to talk to him then she would, but maybe that was just the fact that he was still working on socializing with people talking? No, he was pretty sure if she wanted to actually talk to him she would, so he’d just put things away and let her browse in peace.
Post by ATHENA EVANGELINE KASTOR on Oct 7, 2017 23:08:37 GMT -6
Looking for books to read during leisure time was a strange concept to Athena and she felt like it probably shouldn't be. There weren't many things she did just for leisure. All of her time was normally spent improving herself in some way. There was too little time and too much to learn to waste it on books that held no value to her. But she could at least give it a try. Maybe she'd find that she liked it. It had been many years since her last attempt.
Browsing the shelves, she was failing to come up with anything that seemed even slightly interesting though. This was apparently going to be harder than she'd thought it would be. Looking over to the guy that had greeted her when she walked in, she asked, "Do you have any suggestions for books? Any kind."
The girl in his shop asked for suggestions on any kind of book and he just blinked at her for a moment. “Um, yes, though a specific genre usually does help narrow it down a little,” he said simply. The vast majority of his books were fantasy of course, but they all had different subgenres they also fit into. “How about starting with basics. Do you want adventure, romance, or horror?” he asked her with a slight smile. He couldn’t read minds, so he was going to start with some basics to try and narrow down what she might like to read. Though, perhaps she didn’t know and he’d have to ask questions about her personally to figure out what sort of thing she might like.
He didn’t mind a challenge when it came to recommending books, especially when it was a bit slow as it was today. There was one or two other people looking at games, but they had declined his help so he’d focus on the girl that asked for recommendations. He had lots of those, he just needed a bit more information before he could give one.
Post by ATHENA EVANGELINE KASTOR on Nov 5, 2017 6:52:13 GMT -6
Athena frowned slightly as he asked her what kind of books she liked. She didn't really have a reference for that type of thing when it came to fictional books. They weren't something she'd really spent much time on yet. But she did have a kind of reference on the types of book she didn't really like from the attempts in the past to branch out. "Definitely not romance," she told him. That much she could be sure on. "Maybe horror?" That was kind of like Dark magic, so maybe she'd like those. It was worth a shot. If not, that was just another type to add to her list of books she didn't like. There was really no losing here.
She didn't really like not knowing things, so to have even asked for suggestions to start with was kind of a miracle. Hopefully this guy could come up with some good ones though, and she'd have an informed opinion for the next time should there be one.
He was really hoping she knew some degree of what she enjoyed as otherwise this was going to be very hard. He couldn’t read minds, and so it wasn’t as if he could just guess what she would want. Well, he could guess, but he would probably have guessed wrong. Thus, he gave her a few genres to try and narrow it down at least a little. She said definitely not romance and suggested maybe horror. She was an interesting one, wasn’t she? “Alright, I can recommend any of Stephen King’s books. He’s a horror writer and his work is generally pretty excellent. Not going to lie, I’m kind of glad you didn’t pick romance I’ve never really been able to get into romance novels so my recommendations would not have been the best,” he said with a slight smile, but it was one of the main genres so he did have to offer it. He walked over to where Stephen King’s books were and pulled out a few.
“He has forty-six books at the moment, and is still writing. It’s just a matter of what sort of horror you want. Or, you could just start with his first and read them in order if you really wanted to,” he said with a shrug. That was always an option even if they weren’t exactly a series and didn’t exist in the same universe as one another generally. Though, that might be a bit of an intimidating number of books for someone to read all the way through. So maybe starting with the first was the easiest unless she wanted a specific story.