Books, books, and more books

If there is one thing I cannot resist is walking into a book store wherever it might be.

It usually elicits a groan from everyone I’m with because for them, watching grass grow is a more fascinating exercise.


The best bookshops are the pop-up ones that appear in various shopping centres where there are empty spaces, and these have a wide variety of books for just $7 each.

And there are lots of bargains…

As you can see, I have been on a few bargain hunts lately and like any writer’s room, tucked away with the boxes of drinks, gardening equipment and everything else that just doesn’t fit in the house, are the piles of books awaiting being put into the shelves

As you can see, the shelves are almost full so it’s going to be an uphill battle to find spaces for them.

By the way, there are eight such book cases on the surrounding walls, as well as a new one, recently discarded from the lounge room, to house the reference books

Along with a few stuffed bears.

The job of putting books on shelves falls to the grandchildren, whom I am trying to convince that when they get older, they should too embrace the idea of having a reading room, which my writing room will also be when I eventually get to throw out the accumulation of years of discarded homewares.

Perhaps one day next year…

7 thoughts on “Books, books, and more books

  1. We used to say that if our house caught fire, it would burn for a month, thanks to all the books. In moving, however, we’re having to downsize, and a new rule means that getting a new paper book requires getting rid of an existing one in our collection. I think I’ll be using the library more!

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  2. I love bookstores. The most impressive one I’ve visited is the Strand in New York City. I have so many books in my stash under the stairs I probably won’t read them all in my lifetime. I like your reading room.


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