Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Morning Thoughts

Good morning!

While cleaning out some drawers this weekend, I found this quote that I had saved.  (I don't know who wrote it so I can't give them credit, but I do know it wasn't me)

People who read books are different from other people.  They're smarter for one thing.  They're more sensual for another.  They like to hold, touch and smell what they read.

I must have saved it because it describes me.  (That was a joke)

Yesterday, the Handyman and I took a quick trip to  Reno, where, among other things we went to Barnes and Noble, where I picked up this book:

It was just a random grab as I was walking by the shelves.  Some of my best reads have been random grabs.
But anyway, this is a book of essays, by writers, telling about their favorite places to browse, read and shop.   (a bit ironic that they are talking mostly about  independent bookstores and I purchased it at a big chain.  Shame on me.)
I read the first essay on the way home  (I wasn't driving--don't worry) and I cried. Not like big sobs, but I got teary eyed about the love we can have for bookstores.
Truly, people who aren't bookworms- book nerds, cannot understand that feeling.   The Handyman doesn't---he just laughs and shakes his head.  He likes to read a book, but he doesn't --well, he just isn't---a bookworm, like me.

I can't wait to read the rest of the essays!  

Do you have a favorite bookstore?  Where you liked to browse, read and shop?


Trish said...

Oh yes! You're speaking my language. I love bookstores and libraries. I just feel so at home there. I can't explain it either - I just do.

This past week I made some great finds at a used bookstore and before I knew it I was getting teary eyed. They were books I had been looking for for years and just couldn't believe my luck! And there they were for only a few dollars a piece from this lovely, dusty, papery-smelling old bookstore. It was such a blissfully bookish moment I could help but get a little weepy.

I'm so glad to know I'm not alone ;) My hub is a reader but just doesn't understand my affection for books.

I'm adding this book you found to my wish list. It sounds wonderful.

Karen said...

You know I'm not a reader, but I have the same feelings for going into a different kind of store. A grocery store! Haha... the bigger, the better. I could just wander the aisles looking at things, reading labels, putting stuff in my basket... The first time Cameo and I went into Trader Joe's the first time, she came up to me about 20 minutes after we arrived wondering where I was and I was still on the first aisle. She'd already been thru the whole store! haha!

bermudaonion said...

I do have a favorite bookstore - Fiction Addiction - and it's in that book!

Anonymous said...

I loved this book! Although I had to buy it at B&N, so I can totally identify with those feelings of guilt.

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