Used Book Haul

Skirt – Lulus

For the last few months I have been eyeing this used book store that I drive by all the time. Each day when I pass it I consider going in, but I never have time. I’m always heading somewhere, and I like taking my time in these stores. Slowly strolling through the rows and rows of shelves, looking for a title or cover that attracts me. Today, after having breakfast at a restaurant nearby, I finally paid this cute store a visit.

It smelled a bit stuffy, like the store hadn’t had a fresh breath of air in a while, and there was a young girl at the front desk speaking to a couple of older Indian women about some post cards. The shelves called to me and I began searching for my next read (I have not yet finished my current book, but I will I promise). A few hours later, I left with some select finds that will now be added to my “to read” pile. I paid a total of $3 for all of them. I KNOW, it was such a steal. I honestly don’t know much about these books, their histories or whether they are good or not. But, I will definitely give them a read and let you know. When I came home, I looked them up on Good Reads and some of them have some pretty scathing reviews, especially The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe. Nevertheless, I will not judge it by its cover and give it a good go. I try to not read too many reviews before hand as I think they inevitably influence my opinion and everyone has their own taste in literature so I may not even agree with them afterwards.  Since I am a super slow reader, I probably shouldn’t buy any more books until I finish the ones I already have. But, I really can’t resist the urge. I just love bookstores a bit too much. Guilty as charged.

What I purchased:

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe – Good Reads

The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – Good Reads

Robot Dreams By Isaac Asimov – Good Reads

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Milestone – My First Ever Flatlay

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I know. I know. I know.

For many of you bloggers, in this humongous blogosphere that is the internet, flatlays are a way of life – a daily part of your day. Its hard to believe that I have never made one. In fact, its even harder to believe that I thought they were easy to do. It just seemed like they were a picture of a bunch of things organized in a pretty way. Essentially, that is what a flatlay is.

But, oh is it so much more than that.

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The Magical Book Store

Yesterday, I decided to venture into one of my absolute favorite book stores, the Recycle Bookstore.

It is an old country style building with large windows by the door. When you enter, old dark wooden bookshelves line the walls and fill every open space. There is a beautiful children’s book area filled with coloring books, picture books and even some young-adult fiction. A little girl and her grandma came in while I was there and they sat in a rocking chair by the window and read a picture book together. It was beyond precious and I couldn’t help but listen in. What can I say? My inner child wanted to sit on the rug in front of them and participate in story time. But, I thought it would be less creepy if I just stayed and listened in from a distance.

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