Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Bookstore is Still Alive and Well (Although Quite Far)

I had the day off yesterday and managed to devote it to my family and my WiP - in that order.  No chores, no housework, no office calls - and it was fabulous!  As a matter of fact, could we have every Monday off?  Anyone?

I had promised my daughter I would buy her a few books (the Bear series by Becker/Denton is one of her favorites) so I took her to the nearest bookstore.  After the closure of both of our local Barnes and Noble and Borders, that trip involved a 25 block walk up on Broadway - but definitely worth it.

Many others had the same idea for their day off; the aisles were busy with crawling babies, babbling toddlers, and eager little readers.  Of course I could not leave without satisfying my need for a new good read and after my daughter made her selection I started browsing.  I ended up with three books myself - here is the one I started reading last night:

And I did have a hard time putting it down.

Have you read it?


  1. I love going to bookstores. The smell, the sounds, so many books! Ah! :)

    Haven't read it. You will have to tell us what you think! Its a good sign that your already having trouble putting it down ;)

  2. Oh that's fun!! That really sucks though that you have to go so far to get to a bookstore. But that book you're reading certainly sounds looks good!!

  3. Nope, but I'll keep my eye out for it. Thanks.

  4. I haven't read this yet, but I've heard good things. I feel for you with having a bookstore far away. We lost all our bookstores. My only option is to buy online. It's so sad.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower.

  5. A 25-block walk to the bookstore - that's dedication! Sadly it's about the same for me here in Chicago since the Borders 3 blocks from my house closed.

  6. I haven't read it, but just yesterday I ordered 3 used books online at B&N. I'm not doing that anymore. When I saw the difference between what I was purchasing and what I was paying (for shipping) I was shocked.

    My next read is: The Man in My Basement

  7. As long as traditional bookstores exist, I will frequent them. :)

    I'll have to check that book out! Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Kelley, Nicole, Eve, Kelly, Annette, Diane, and Vicki - thank you for visiting and commenting.
    Yes, as long as there are physical bookstores around, I am in. And it saves on shipping costs, right?

  9. I haven't, but that cover looks so intriguing!

    Sounds like a fabulous day off. I love those!

  10. I haven't read it, but thank you for telling us about it. I am always on the lookout for good books! And what more wonderful place to spend a day off than at the bookstore? I can't think of one!

  11. Peggy & Melissa - thank you for stopping by.

    I finished the book - it was a fast and good read.
    And the day off was so good that I decided to take another one later this week!

    Hope you both have a great week ahead.

  12. I like the cover too... hmm, it's my day off tomorrow - I know where I'm off to!