Just like my shopping addiction my reading addiction was one where I'd even get myself into trouble. When I was young and my parents would send me to clean my room, instead of cleaning, I would sit on top of the pile of clothes on my bed and read. Eventually my mother would walk in to check on my progress, notice nothing changed and would take my book away. Yes this happens. Some parents have to force their kids to read but my parents would take my books away when I wasn't doing what I needed to do.
One of my favorite kind of stores is book stores. Why is it that stores and libraries are some of the only places where quiet is always found? Just yesterday I had some time to kill before class and decided to take a breeze through Barnes and Noble... trouble. (Do you notice a pattern yet? I need to avoid all kinds of retails when I have time to kill, I will never learn.)
My first decision of what I "needed" as I walked into the gorgeous green doors of B&N was a new school planner. It was getting that time where before we notice it will be 2010! Can you believe it? I feel like just yesterday it was the turning to the millennium.. dun dun dun. B&N has a great business strategy for this particular store for placing the magazines right at the entrance. I couldn't pass up the most recent issue of Vogue. I don't know how I hadn't stumbled upon it till then, this really got me thinking about magazine subscriptions. Sorry, another topic for a later date. So as I was browsing the magazine section I picked up Vogue of course, InStyle, and Everyday with Rachael Ray since I have found myself cooking more and more.
Onto my search for the planners/organziers section I ran into the New Fiction section and couldn't pass up the opportunity to purchase Sophie Kinsella's new book Twenties Girl. Sophie Kinsella was the author of the Confessions of a Shopaholic series (don't let the movie discourage you) and a few other fiction novels. All I have enjoyed reading! If you have already read them all then try reading books by Madeleine Wickham. This is the same author but books under another name. Tricky huh?
So I don't know where I ran into the biography section in B&N. I think I just took myself there... I love biographies. They are such an interesting story and so great to be a part of history! My first choice to read a biography on was Jackie Kennedy Onassis but I wasn't quite sure about the few I found and decided to do a little more research. I decided on reading a biography on Audrey Hepburn. Who doesn't LOVE Holly Golightly?! I have the seen the TV made movie based on her life with Jennifer Love Hewitt but wanted to learn more and I think we all know books are always better than the movie! I'll keep you updated on my progress on Enchantment The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto.
Finally, I did make it to the planner section, on my way to organizing my next bookstore trip. Maybe if I go in with a list I can stay focused? We'll see...