Thursday, October 23, 2008

Books galore

Jasper seems to be doing a little better, so I went out with Mom today for a belated birthday celebration. We went to four book stores and had lunch at Olive Garden, which made for an excellent day out.

We visited these stores and I got these books:

McKay Used Books
where I picked up a cookbook about eggs and a hardback of Return to Quag Keep by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe. Norton's Quag Keep is one of my guilty pleasures from my middle school D&D-playing and fantasy-reading days, so I'm delighted there's a sequel. I bet it's wonderfully horrible, just like the original.

Carpe Librum, an independent book store
where I bought nothing because their SF/fantasy section consisted of about twelve Terry Brooks and Tolkien books, and nothing at all from small presses. Mom bought An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England by Brock Clarke, though, and she loaned it to me.

Borders
where I was going to buy the sequel to Moira J. Moore's Resenting the Hero, but they didn't have it. So I bought a big Girardelli or whatever it's called chocolate bar for Mom to repay her for loaning me An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England before she's even read it.

Barnes & Noble
where I bought not just the sequel to Resenting the Hero, but the third book too. What the hell, carpe librum. I was spending found money anyway, an unexpected payment to my mom and me for helping address envelopes for a local antique store's upcoming Christmas sale.

Then I drove us home. We ate chocolate while Mom read aloud from The Arsonist's Guide etc. and we laughed hysterically. So it's been a good bookish day.

4 comments:

Jeremy Kelly said...

Hey, hope your dog is doing well.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks, he's doing better than he was. He's a Newfoundland and only a few weeks short of 12 years old, so in people years he's about 5000 years old, I think. Considering that, he's doing great.

Carrie Harris said...

Wow. Four bookstores in one day. Did you die and go to heaven? Not like I'm harboring some deathwish type thing, but that sounds LOVELY.

K.C. Shaw said...

It was lovely! I wish I'd found more books to buy, but just browsing is always fun.