I've always loved that in addition to books I could find cute notecards, journals, and bookmarks and a few adorable non-bookish trinkets (tea towels and owl mugs, for example). My antipathy began when Borders began to be more about the non-bookish stuff. The book collection at my local store seemed decreased by at least half and there were always the same books. I don't know, by the end of the local Borders' lifespan I was decidedly "meh."
Anyhoo, onto the book purchases:
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
- We Two: Victoria and Albert - Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
- Mistress of the Monarchy: Katharine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster by Alison Weir
- Artisan Bread in Five-Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, Mark Luinenburg, and Zoe Francois
- A kick-ass owl lunch box
- Several Agatha Christie novels: At Bertram's Hotel, Sleeping Murder, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Mysterious Mr. Quin, and The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories.
- My Life in France by Julia Child
I think this should do it for book-buying for a while. My goal is to not purchase more books until my birthday weekend trip. Sam and I are going to Athens, Georgia for a night (the kiddos will be with the co-parent) and I plan on hitting up one of my most favorite used bookstores!