Yesterday was a glorious day so it was an opportune time to take a test drive of the new reading place which I’ve had my eye on for a while but the cold months had always driven me into the warmth of tavern and bookshop.
I always approach from a certain entrance as it has a more dramatic feel to it, like a gateway to a new world or time, like Tom’s midnight garden but without having to wait for night time, especially as I’d have to climb over the fence as this one shuts its gates before 7pm.
What is a relaxing reading spot without a haul of new books though? After finishing the book I was on before the morning was out, it would have been a long five or so hours of hanging around for a meeting with mates, so I went and had a splurge in one of the local shops. The middle two were on a buy one, get one half price but for symmetry’s sake I had to make it a bargain book sandwich.
I plumped for Kadare’s The Fall of the Stone City mainly due to its length as I have some reviewing commitments to finish off for the end of the week. After a satisfying start to the book and some flavoured water it was time to be off, back through the gateway to who knows what new worlds and thoughts this time…