Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Barnes and Noble

Browsing at bookstores with no kids in tow is one of my favorite activities and, to tell you the truth, I can't remember the last time I did it.

Last night I had the opportunity and Barnes and Noble didn't disappoint. I saw lots of things that looked interesting and just being among the stacks and stacks of books was invigorating. I'm kicking myself though, because I'm generally too cheap to just buy tons of new books so I always mean to take a pen and paper with me so I can write down the interesting titles and get them from the library. Guess what I didn't have with me: a pen or paper.

Now maybe in five years or so I'll get back with a pen and paper and create a new cue at the library. *Sigh.*

9 comments:

Liz said...

The B&N is our family's all-time favorite hangout because our library closes early and, well, the B&N has coffee. Though, lately there has been a Borders schism. . .

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Murphy's Law... :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

They have some at the information desk for future reference :)

A visit to the bookstore is the best sex a woman can have.

dad said...

libraries have paper in stock. also they've been known to stock pencils.

dad said...

sorry. you were at the bookstore. and bookstores, too, stock pens and paper. they do not mind "loaning" a sheet of scrap and a used pen to a "customer" either.

Megan said...

:lol Alexis!
Ain't that the truth?!?

Guess another visit to B & N is in order since you forgot your paper Cait! Did you get a cinnammon dolce latte while you were there?

terri said...

I'm with you. I love it, and I've been in the same situation.

Your dad is right, and I laughed, but really. "Hi, could I use that pen and paper so I can write down all the books that I'd like to check out at the library since I'm too cheap to buy them here at your store?" That is what I would say, unfortunately.

it's me, Val said...

Alexis, the best sex for me is FOOD. I thought for you, too?! :)

sixty-five said...

Chiming in a little late here, but want to say, Supermom, that I'm proud of you for recognizing that there are some "holes" in your education, and for wanting to do something about it. I can't imagine just sitting down to read some of those books without some guidance, of the sort usually provided by a college "core curriculum" or high school AP English course of some kind. It would be wonderful if you could find the time to audit or take for credit some history and lit courses at a nearby college. Another option: the tapes (check the library) from "The Teaching Company". I'd particularly recommend anything by Arnold Weinstein of Brown University.