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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some Girls Buy Shoes; I Buy Books

When I go shopping with women friends, we often wind up in shoe stores. For hours. It's all about strappy straps and pointy toes and how high the heel should be. I'm good-natured enough about it, but really I don't care much about shoes. I know this is downright sacreligious to some of you.
Shopping heaven for me is having a minimum of 2 hours to spend by myself in a bookstore. Give me Village Books in Fairhaven or a comfy chair in Barnes and Noble. I do believe I could settle in for winter in either location. Tonight was such an evening. Hubby was bowling; leaving me the entire evening to entertain myself at the bookstore. Now I can spend all day in the mall and leave without a single bag. Not so in the bookstore. This is where I toss all frugality out the window and indulge myself. I don't set out to buy so many books-it just sort of happens. I had recently finished reading a borrowed copy of 'The Art of Racing in the Rain.' I was so impressed I decided to buy a copy as a gift for a relative. But, as luck would have it, this wonderful book was on a sale table-buy two, get one free. So I bought myself a copy as well, then chose 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' as my free book. AND....how could I pass up that beautiful Sara Wilkins book bag with the picture of the pretty girl reading as she walked through the autumn leaves? Well, I just couldn't. I just couldn't!


Scrabblequeen said...

I'm with you! Shoe shopping is a nightmare for me, book shopping is a dream come true! Did you see that I got a Kindle? Now I can "feed my habit" both with "real" and elctronic books!

Debora said...

Lucky you! I asked for a Kindle (or Nook) for my upcoming birthday.
My bookcases are overloaded-so it's time to go electronic; that, or build a library!


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