I did it. I bought IQ84 and The Night Circus. Plan to do a lot of reading tonight and tomorrow!!
A bookstore is a pretty magical place at Christmas time. I find myself close to tears when I see people buying books for presents. I get so excited when kids get excited over books. It’s not just Harry Potter anymore. All these grew books and series, so much for them to enjoy. It’s funny, when I was a kid, there were a few series, but I started reading adult books early, mainly horror. Kept up on all the Stephen King Books, except the Dark Tower, which I now own but still need to read. Now, the kids section is huge, and I see kids sitting on the floor with a book open everyday. I don’t yell, I don’t ask them to move. I smile at them and move along, stepping around them or go another way I don’t ever want to interrupt a kid reading a book!!!!
I love the grandmothers who come in buying books for their grandkids. One woman buys each grandchild $100 worth of books every year. How incredibly awesome! Did you ever get great books as a kid? My step brother used to get me really cool editions of books. I got grime’s fairy tales, and later on a H.G. Wells collection. Fantastic, and I will always keep them. I believe he signed one of them saying that nothing is a better friend than a book – something to that affect. He was right. Books have been my best friends for as long as I can remember.
Speaking of friends, as I am writing this I look to my left and see my Chihuahua, Baby Bandit, trying not to fall asleep standing up. He is not succeeding!
Good night and Merry Christmas to all 🙂