I love reading. I’ve mentioned it before. The book I was recently reading, the impossible to get into & horribly boring one…I finished it! Finally! A couple of weeks ago I was able to close the cover, take a moment to reflect on the story and then place it back on my bookshelf to pick up a new story to lose myself in.
I have a lot of books waiting for me to read them. I seem to find myself in book shops or wandering through book aisles in “department” stores more often than I end up getting the chance to finish books so they’re piling up on me! The next couple of books that I have in mind to plow through should be relatively quick and easy reads. I might get a chance to catch up! …or not.
Recently I found myself in the Costco avoiding the grocery shopping that I had actually gone there to accomplish while thumbing through paperbacks and cookbooks. As I walked along the endless aisle of poorly laid out books I came across an enormous box and just had to stop to take a closer look…why were there boxes in my book section?! I nearly peed my pants when I realized what I was looking at: a set of six leather-bound, gilt-edged Dickens classics! I looked at the price which was reasonable at $49.99, however, being in my current financial situation I was unable to justify such a frivolous purchase. So I walked away.
Forward a couple of weeks, and much beating myself up over not biting the bullet and just buying the damn books which I would cherish for the rest of my days, I find myself again on the way to the Costco. I just had to go and see if they were still there. The bright and beautiful collection of stories that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I nearly plowed over several people on my way to see what my luck would hold and when I got to the aisle I almost didn’t want to walk down for fear of disappointment.
With trepidation I turned the corner and there they were, Dickens’ stories. Colorful and gorgeous and all mine!! They’re waiting for me to get to them once I’ve finished up the books I’m currently reading and can focus my attention on them. I can hardly wait!!