Well, Marie Kondo, you have a lot of great ideas in your book about “The Life-changing magic of Tidying Up” and I have used a lot of them. But you can’t have my books. Well, at least, you can’t have most of them. In the spirit of “Tidying Up” I did cart several boxes of books to the library book store, and I *gasp* put a ton of magazines in the recycle bin. But somehow, my shelves are still full, and “special” books still follow me home, like poor lost puppies that I *need* to take care of. I have a bookshelf in practically every room of my
house, and they are all pretty full. There are little stacks of books here and there on various tables, which I am going to say are “decorative” so that I may justify keeping them there. In my defense, I only keep very special books in paper form. I read “regular” books (i.e. bestselling novels and things like that, at least the ones that don’t “require” a paper copy…certain ones of those still do, like J.J.Abrams’ “S”) on my Kindle.
Last month my husband and I spent a weekend in Boulder, CO, and it was snraining the whole weekend. (If you’re from Colorado, you’ll understand the term “snraining”…it means half-snowing and half-raining, and sometimes both at the same time.) Anyway, because of that, it wasn’t the best weekend for hiking, so we walked around the 16th street mall. It just happened to be “Independent Book Store Day” Quelle chance!
So we spent practically the whole day looking at books at two different bookstores in Boulder. The one on Pearl Street (Pictured above) had a party and everything! There was a scavenger hunt, wine and cheese, the head book-buyer gave a very interesting talk about his very interesting job…c’était magnifique! A stack of books may or may not have joined us in our car for the drive home… but in all fairness, we were supporting two local businesses in Boulder, and you have to support those guys, you know? It’s important so that we don’t lose them.
I also like to support authors that I find on WP and FB and those places. Today I discovered that the guy we rented an apartment from in Paris two years ago is no longer in the business of vacation rentals, but has been writing a book, which he will release in September, and he has put an excerpt on his FB page to sucker in readers. He says he’ll put a second excerpt up if he gets 250 likes. Now, this livre, c’est en français. Désolée pour les gens qui ne lisent pas le français 😦 Mais, cette histoire me fascine ! Voici le lien : Joël Wathier – Auteur Je vous conseille vivement de visiter son site. Si vous aimez son site, il va mettre un deuxième extrait ! 🙂 J’ai hâte de lire ce livre.
Thanks for the prompt, Linda 🙂 Books are awesome.
This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” — Click and read, click and join in! Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “book.” Use any meaning of the word as your theme, or simply mention the word “book” in your post. Enjoy!