I don’t know what it is but whenever I walk into a book store, I feel happily overwhelmed. And the smell of books, don’t even get me started, it’s one of the best smells in the world, simple as that. It’s like an adventure every time I’m in a book store and I love adventures.
I have bought an incredible amount of books online, but browsing bookstores is something else entirely. To walk along and look at shelves full of books old and new, giving me book love at first sight from across a room. A little golden ray of sunlight falling over the rows of spines, and making me feel there is nothing like picking up a book that catches my eye to indulge myself in. It isn’t only the books themselves that provide an escape with their characters, plots and stories, being inside a bookstore is another world I love to escape to as well.
There is something about a bookstore that is almost magical. That sense of calm when you enter the store, the background noise fading away as you make your way through the shelves to find the right genre for you. The trailing fingers along spines of books and rows to find a name, a picture that grabs your eye, some unearthly pull that grips your attention.
I will always support the bookstores that romance me. Do you have independent bookstores that you love? What do you love about them? Leave your thoughts about bookstores; I would love to read them.
Free Write at Write Tribe (Prompt: Compose the post in 15 minutes)
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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