Wednesday, November 28, 2012

bookstore bookclub booktime

day at the bookstore
Today seemed like a good day to head home and work on some projects at the 'rents. I'm redoing a chair for my new room (one of my roomies moved out and I decided to take her old space) and my mom and I wanted to put up the tree together. I'll post some pictures soon.

On my way home I stopped at one of my favorite places in the whole world, Duvall Books. It is the most beautiful, lovely, and perfect place I've ever seen. Bookstores are my weakness and I think that can be traced back to the wonderful worlds this place showed me as a child. The shop is jam packed with books and curios and old photos. Just, you know, all my favorite things ever. It's a place everyone knows my name and I never fail to leave with a treasure or two. 

This time I bought The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Anna Karenina. The former has been on my to-read list and the latter is for The Clothes Horse bookclub. I'm so excited to have new stuff to read and a bookclub is just what I need. I was in a great mother-daughter club back when I was a kid and used to sit in on my mom's bookclub too. But since I've grown up, all my bookclubs have been with cute boys and there were . . . distractions. And then, in all cases, the relationship fizzled by the second book. A nice online club hosted by one of my favorite bloggers seems like a brilliant idea!


  1. Bookclub is fun! I'm in one at uni, I like when you read things you wouldn't otherwise and really enjoy them!

  2. did you like it?
    The Brief Wondrous Life?
    i must admit it was a bit of a slog...
    i highly recommend Miranda July's
    You And Me and Everyone We Know...
    have you seen that film?

    1. I haven't read it yet! I'm looking forward to it though. Hopefully worth the slog? I love Miranda July!

  3. did you like it?
    The Brief Life?
    it was something of a slog for me...
    are you familiar with Miranda July?
    check out her film:
    You and Me and Everyone We Know...

  4. just read a really good novel called Snowdrops...

  5. what are you doing?
    have a new blog?
    this one was recommended by Karol A

    check out my blog

    1. I'm still blogging here! I have been a bit lazy lately but hopefully getting back into the swing of things. I have a new project that might be starting soon, so check back for that!