This weekend I went on a lovely anniversary mini-vacation with my wonderful boyfriend! Normally I wouldn’t bore you with details about my real human life, BUT I have a very important bookish visit to share!!
WE WENT TO POWELL’S!!!!!! Powell’s Book City is the largest independent bookstore IN. THE. WORLD. and oh my goodness it is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC (especially if you’re a fan of books…hehe…ok I’m done). I had a mini meltdown when we walked in. The bookstore is like a giant maze of floors and rooms of rainbow colors. Each color is a different section. Each book has new and used copies of varying prices. So basically I got books that look brand new and beautiful for about half price! It was so cool. AND there were tons of people in there, which always makes me happy because yay people love books!
Sara Bareilles was there for a book signing which was pretty cool (I didn’t go because to be honest I wasn’t particularly interested in buying her book). But still, I mean, famous person in the house! *Insert raising the roof motion*.
I ended up only allowing myself to buy four books. Tim also got four books because we’re a cool couple like that.
And here they are! Well, here mine are.
These three I’ve been wanting for a while:
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
I’ve wanted to read this for a really long time but I’ve had two problems: 1. They replaced the original with the movie cover and I obviously didn’t want that one and 2. It’s weirdly expensive considering its size. But I finally found it used for $10 and I’m super excited about it!
More Than This by Patrick Ness
I don’t know anything about this other than amazing. And it’s going to stay that way until I’ve read it myself!
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
I’ve actually heard pretty terrible things about this one but I loved the movie and want to read it for myself. I don’t have terribly high expectations except for a fun read so hopefully that will help!
Aaaaand this one I’d never heard of:
I pretty much love all of the trashy Tudor stories. So I’m excited to kind of check out and read this one, I’ve been reading lots of really engaging books lately and my brain and heart need a break! Bring on the trashy novels.
The cover is cool right?! It’s like gold inlaid and the photo is weird because I wanted it to show off its shininess. It’s definitely quite used but all of the other covers were of the movie (it’s a movie? with Natalie Portman?? HUH?) and only $6, so I went for it. Woot woot!
On another note, we also went to VooDoo Doughnuts, which you should go visit if you’re in Portland, because it’s quite yummy and where else are you going to get a chocolate and peanut butter doughnut called Dirty Old Bastard?
Have you read any of my new books?? Been to Portland?? Let me know!
I’ll write again soon. Until then, keep reading!