As long as I can remember my hometown has never had it's own Used Bookstore until a couple of years ago. Last year I managed to peak inside before my little brother was complaining and we had to leave. Which was probable for the best because it was Christmas and I knew I wouldn't have extra luggage room. That was over a year ago, and to my delight the store was still open when I went home for Easter! It's only open one the weekends, but it's a book lovers paradise. From floor to ceiling, the entire place is covered on books. They are stacked on top of each other, shelves bursting, sitting on the floor, stools, any where you looked. It was organized chaos and I love it!
The visit was my Grandmother's idea, because there is no bigger support of my book problem than her and my mom. So this trip was on her! We went early in the day, I even surprised with my flatmate, and set out digging through the stacks. By the end of it both my flatmate and my Grandmother were sitting in chairs reading, patiently waiting. Two hours later I called it. I could of spent all day in there, but I had limited space in my little carry on.
On top of a visiting the Used Bookstore my mom and I went garage selling. It's something her and I use to do all the time when I lived much closer to home, but haven't been able to do since I moved four years ago. I found some really awesome Classics that I either didn't own a copy of, or hadn't read. Except for the Time Machine by HG Wells. That I bought for the cover alone. It is brilliant.
Most of what I bought are books I haven't ever read before, and when it comes to the Classics, I really should have read them years ago. It was totally worth the Jenga I had to play to get everything organized to get back home. My trip was too short and I wish I had another week to spend with the family. It's always hard to leave them, but I am glad to be back home. Glad to be back to having my mornings to read and back to paddle boarding. I do not miss being land locked!
Some of these books are going to the bottom of my reading list either because their sequels are something I want to reread. A few of them I've been itching to crack open. Once again I'm back to waffling between what to pick up next. Any suggestions? What should make it to the top of the pile?