Monday, July 20, 2009
Did you know that Borders book shop in Blanchardstown is closing down? And that they have 50% off EVERYTHING?
Apparently the world and her wife were aware of this, and queueing, arms laden with books, books, books, like desperate parents at Christmas?
We happened across this scene yesterday quite by accident while we were meant to be buying an air mattress and some other stuff that soon got forgotten as the lure of cheap books proved irresistible.
I went quite wild.
I dumped the Oubliette juniors next to the Secret Seven aisle and with a mutter of 'Be Good' I ran off to pile high my trolley. Here's what I bought...
Wendy Cope poetry collections by 2
'Frugal Food' - Delia Smith cook book
'Simple Scrapbooking' craft book
The Seasonal Kitchen Garden
I then handed the pile over to Hubbie Oubliette and pottered off to Home Store and More to replace a denby saucer that son had broken last week (All Denby, half price this July!)
What struck me though, when looking through the pile of books as we headed home (after a magical mystery tour through rural Clonee looking for a man with free Leek seedlings. Don't ask.) was that these five books really rather summed me up.
Pretty much all of my conversations will touch on one of the subjects above. Writing. Food. Scrapbooking. Vegetable growing. Useless Trivia.
I'd rather not debate exactly how glamorous and exciting this list makes me sound, but here's a challenge - what five books would sum you up?
And by the way - Borders will be open until the 9th of August, so get your bargains while you can!
(oh yeah, and when I remember to mention to DublinDave that he's up for a guest posting, I'll be sure to bring it to you all asap :)