Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What's that they tell you about a book and a cover?

My sister-in-law, Paige, (pictured here with her daughter, Jane, behind the medium sized coffee I am sipping - after having scrounged up two dollars worth of change from our laundry room to purchase it) and I, took all of our kids to Barnes and Noble this morning. Maybe it's the expertly arranged display tables or the inviting smell of scones wafting seductively through the aisles that make me every time I visit pine over pricey amounts of paperbacks, hardcovers, even trade journals on topics that under normal circumstances would never pique my interest. "This time," I swear to my covetous self, "I will cut out those carbs, Feng Shui my bedroom, or make sense of William Faulkner using this perfect book." And then I leave empty handed, like always.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

I love the perspective of this picture. It really looks like we are peering over our own coffee cup.

Love it!

Fr. James Early said...

Feng Shui? You're kidding, right?

Molly Sabourin said...

Yes indeed I was kidding about the Feng Shui as well as (which I didn't mention) my interest in the $40.00 manual describing L.L Cool J's workout regimen; there is nothing you can't find out about in a Barnes and Noble :).

Thanks Kelly! It's a perspective I am VERY familiar with.

H and S said...

A Catholic Priest I know who is an avid reader always used to say "a visit to the bookstore is an occasion for sin." I wasn't always sure why. But he certainly had a weakness for buying books.