After 13 straight card posts, I find myself in need of a palate cleanser, and since I haven't been buying much, or going to any exotic places, it'll have to come in the form of a quick (and I do mean quick!) recap from last weeks trip to the book store (Book Cellar).
As for the book itself, it's one that I've been wanting to read for years, but just wasn't willing to pay the $10 (or more) online price for (after being burned by a couple of "expensive" books, I developed a strict policy of never paying more than $5 for a book). Never in a million years would I've thought that I'd find a copy at this particular store, but I did, and even though the dust jacket has seen better days, I wasn't about to pass up the chance to finally read it, especially when it was only a buck. I'm a little over halfway through it as of this typing, and am happy to report that it hasn't disappointed, one could even say that it's exceeded expectations.
That covers (no pun intended) the book portion of my purchases, but I did grab one other thing while there...
As an aside, this was the second time that I've been to the bookstore since it reopened, and have been glad to see how well it's been doing. Considering that it's located in a relatively small town, and is the only bookstore in a 35-mile radius, I was a little worried about their status after having to be closed for two months, but from what I've seen, they don't seem to be any worse for wear. There's been plenty of people buying, and trading stuff in, both times that I've been there, the shelves have been loaded, and the inventory has been turning over, so it's really nice to know that they've weathered the storm -- especially given how often we as a society have been, and still are being, subjected to constant "news" stories about struggling businesses as of late.
Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.