Everyone who knows me will know that I love books! Old, musty ones, new shiny-covered, hard backs even tatty, old paper-backs picked up at the car boot.
Even though I do own a Kindle and love its portability and ease of use, there is still something quite special about holding a book and turning the pages. Also, if I want a factual book, then it has to be physical, I need to be able to high-light and bookmark physically!
Anyway, on my recent visit back to Suffolk to see the family I really wanted to fit in a call to one of my favourite places, Waterstones in Ipswich.
Time was tight as we had so many things to squeeze in but I finally managed to get there on our last morning before flying home. I took my grand-daughter with me as, even though she is only 3, she seems to be developing a love of books too.
I love stepping into the shop, books everywhere, the smell of paper and the quietness that seems to prevail even when it’s busy. My grand-daughter was excited and was tugging me towards the children’s section with quite some force for one so small. I explained that Nanny Jayne needed to go upstairs first to look in the non-fiction section and she agreed (if a little reluctantly).
We climbed the stairs and I quickly found the textbook I needed for my course. Next I wanted to checkout the cookery books – always worth a look even if I don’t buy. Flicking through pages of colourful food pictures I started looking forward to another session in the kitchen, then remembering we had a time restriction and still had children’s books to peruse, I quickly made my way to the section on health.
My grand-daughter was starting to get bored so, I was about to suggest we move on downstairs when a title caught my eye. A quick glance at the back cover convinced me to buy and I added it to the textbook on anatomy and physiology.
Downstairs, the little one was so spoiled for choice it was hard to choose just one, I relented and let her pick a second – she was so pleased it was worth the extra money!
I’ll be back next week to tell you what the book was that so caught my attention!
Bye for now!