Today, it's cold, wet and miserable... and this week isn't going to get much better! It'll be wet, rainy and cold. So, today, I thought to relish in this Wintery weather and get out in it. I had spent two days inside doing what I could to keep myself from going stir crazy; now it was time to buy some veggies from the new fruit shop down the road and books from the Thrift Store as well.
So, off I walked, all rugged up in my coat and Docs down the road and I found plenty of books to add to my collection - and here's me saying I was going to be good this year! Yeah, sure! Anyway, I took my blue shopping trolley along because I knew I'd have some heavy stuff to bring home.
The books that were there were amazing. I even found one by a politician (Paul Keating!) and quickly put it back.
However, I found some books I've wanted to read for ages and yet haven't been able to find, such as: 'He's Just Not That Into You' by Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo, 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' by Louis De Bernieres, 'Temple' by Matthew Reilly and a couple of others that I never thought I'd find: 'Sally's Story' by Sally Morgan which is a childrens' version of 'My Place' by the same author. Then, I found 'Roget's Thesaurus of Synonyms & Antonyms'. It was printed in 1972 and I thought I'd never find this book anywhere as they are out of print in this style. So, I grabbed that and put that in my bag. Then, I found a really cool book that wasn't in the shelves, 'The SF Collection' This book is in hardcover, rather light-weight and very much full of short stories from every sci-fi author around from the classic Isaac Asimov to Anne McCaffrey. Brilliant! I'm so happy I bought all these books today. They are sure to be read in the next year and reviewed. I can't wait to get my nose into them all at some point in time.Well, what have you bought recently? Were they thrift-store bargains, or brand new purchases? Until my next post, happy reading!