Today I found myself at Chapters downtown. I wasn't shopping, all my shopping is done for my daughter's birthday tomorrow and Christmas. I was taking some me time before going to a visit with a special little someone (more details will follow when we are allowed to say more). As you know, there is nothing like a bookstore to hang out in.
Chapters was, as they say in England, heaving. It was busy. It was good to see that books are still a most popular book for Christmas. The line up was, I kid you not, stretching from the cash all the way across the floor to the other side of the store, at the other entrance. And it was like that for over an hour. It did my bookish heart so much good to see books being bought as gifts.
Books I Still Want:
I checked for Diana Wynne Jones' biography Reflections, but they didn't have any copies in stock. Nor Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries 2. Nor White Pine by Mary Oliver. I did buy one book, Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell, a stocking gift for myself. And Chapters has a secret: if you go up to the second floor,there is another cash register in the children's section. Two people in line when I got there. So I confess to a huge contented smile as I walked past part of the huge line up downstairs.
I am not able to get much reading done this week. It is my daughter's birthday tomorrow, she will be 10 years old, and we were planning her party (it was yesterday), and busy wrapping presents every evening. How are you doing, Gentle Reader? Are you finding any time to read yet during this holiday season? Is there one book in particular you want to read on Christmas Day? I have a box of books waiting for me, and I haven't decided what I'm going to start with - I'll wait until Christmas Day, and when I open my box, see what falls into my hand first. I can hardly wait to open it!
I hope you each get a book you want to read, this Christmas season! And many happy memories.