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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Is This Heaven?

If I were so lucky to be placed in time out, and trust me, I deserve one more than anyone I know, it would be at a book store.

Any one will do, but I'd prefer a delicious independent book store, like Warwick's in La Jolla or Book Soup in Los Angeles. Barnes & Noble or Borders will certainly suffice.

Any amount of time spent in a book store is sure to set me straight, calm me down and breathe new life into my misbehaving cranky self, and if I could spend a few dollars, I'd be an absolute angel upon my return to reality.

Book stores are my heaven on earth.

My head becomes a little lighter and I instantly breathe a lot deeper upon stepping into a book store. It is quiet, safe, peaceful, smells wonderful and it full of one of my favorite things: books.

I love to be surrounded by books.

Books are my friends.

Books are my escape.

Books remind me of my mom and dad and their love of reading and how grateful I am to have it too.

Books make me think, use my imagination and take me to far away places full of interesting characters and complex plots.

Some day I will have a library of my own, but for now I have shelves and shelves and boxes and boxes of books. Some I've read and can't bring myself to part with, some belonged to my father, but most are on my 'to read' list. I'm always reading something. Currently it's Love is a Mix Tape: Love and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield.

Book stores are the perfect place to get lost in. I love wandering from section to section or finding a cozy corner to sit back, relax, soak it all in and read.

I have been a naughty girl, won't someone PLEASE put me in a time out?!

The best is yet to be.

I wrote this post for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop - Prompt #2: If you were put in "time out", where would you want to be placed and why?

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10 Comments:

Blogger Natalie said...

Can I go on time out with you? Because I love bookstores too...the smell is divine...

August 5, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I agree....love bookstores! I even love the used bookstores, we have one not too far away that I used to take the kids to. We could buy so many great books for cheap, and it was fun to just scan the shelves and find old treasures.

August 5, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Anonymous The Literary Lioness said...

Oh, I so agree! Is there anything better than a bookstore or a good library? As a matter of fact, I wrote about books in my prompt! Of course people who like to write usually love books!

http://www.theliterarylioness.com/2010/08/time-out-for-books.html

August 5, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'd happily put you there! As long as I didn't have to go with you. I'm so bad that I hate reading. I know it is an intelligent thing to do, but I just can't help it.

If I had to hang out there, they would need to gave Starbucks.

August 5, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Sophie Eschenlohr said...

I want to come with you too : )

August 5, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

That's a great place to be put in time out I too wish to be be with you in time out :)
Visiting from Mama Kat's

August 5, 2010 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Witchy Crazy Mommy said...

A bookstore is like sanctuary for me.It's great when love for reading gets passed on, I hope to pass it on to my daughter too.

Dropping by from MamaKat's.

August 5, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I love bookstores too! Love used ones the best. I went to Book Soup not long after I moved here and I really liked it too-a little cramped but still awesome.

August 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

Great post! Used or independent bookstores are the best because you know the people there really do love books and that's comforting. Plus they're usually cheaper ;)

August 7, 2010 at 4:17 AM  
Blogger Tarunita said...

Wonderful post!!! I believe that books are our best friend...I love bookstores too!!

August 7, 2010 at 7:20 AM  

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