She’s nothing like the rest of us
Belle: Good Morning! I’ve come to return the book I’ve borrowed!
Book shop clerk: Finished already?
Belle: Oh, I couldn’t put it down. Got anything new?
Book shop clerk: Not since yesterday!
Yesterday, totally by accident, I discovered the most wonderful used bookstore. And it is located — get this — half a block from my office.
I was heading back to the office after running an errand, and turned up a street I don’t normally use. It is the kind of bookstore I like best — where everything is crammed onto shelves, covered in dust. It’s like treasure-hunting.
I wandered around it in a happy daze. I scooped up three books in the few minutes I could spend there, and now I’m counting the minutes until I can go back at lunchtime.
Darling Husband had better get started on those built-ins
— this could get ugly!