Thursday, May 22, 2008


Some people buy clothes when they feel sad. I buy books.If I had to justify it, I'd say I like the distance and intimacy of words. I like carrying a stack of books, the weights against my chest like a hug from a friend, the glad anticipation of escaping and learning, and the familiar sounds and smells of the store itself.

But I don't have to justify it.

Some women buy bags and bags of clothes. Some by shoes. Some throw themselves into cooking, and some binge on ice cream.

I buy books.

By the way...if you haven't discovered this yet you MUST check out paperbackswap.com. It will cut down your book costs if you can find what you want on there. I'm a book swapping fanatic (about 50 or so in the last two months).
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