Sunday, January 27, 2013

Books and things...

I currently live in a backwater, a place not really by anything.
Add to this the cold and isolation of winter,
and one thought jumps to mind - road trip.

So, that's just what my husband and I did last week.
We took a little road trip to my favorite, funky old-time bookstore.

Picture really tall ceilings and rows of shelves jam packed with books
 on every conceivable subject.
Oh, and add the scent of old books to this picture.
All in all, a bibliophile's heaven.

We had a wonderful time ~
great books,
great mocha lattes,
great lunch,
and great conversation.
A great day in my book! 

Speaking of books, have you read Whitney Otto's novel, 
Eight Girls Taking Pictures (link)?
In the author's note, Whitney states, "This book is a work of fiction inspired by 
several real women photographers whose lives and work have influenced my own."

I enjoyed how history was woven into this book - 
politics, international events, camera types and technology, 
plus fashions and fads of the times.
Also, I feel every artistic woman can relate to the struggles of the female characters 
as they juggle career and creative desires, 
against family and social expectations.
Timely and timeless.

Wishing you a week filled with great times and great books!


  1. My favourite place to visit, a book store and this one looks so inviting. I would lost in the aisles for hours.

  2. I love the tones in these photographs, Anna!
    It must have been a great place to visit.
    Off to check out the book. It sounds really interesting.

    I hope you've had a good weekend, and I wish you a wonderful beginning to your week.

  3. What a wonderful time you and your husband had in that old bookstore! I love the wooden floor and the stepladders to reach high places. There's nothing quite like picking up an interesting book and sitting to have a little read on the spot! I shall check out the book you gave the link to!
    Have a good week!

  4. What a wonderful book shop, nice way to spend a day.

  5. What a great place to visit, such a nice way to spend a day with your hubby. :)
    Have a happy new week, Anna!

  6. that sounds like a perfect day ... I love a wonderful old bookstore!

  7. Old bookstores smell so good, don't they? That sounds like a great book, I'm going to have to check it out (not literally, probably).

  8. Too funny. My first thought on the first photo was, "oh. I bet it smells amazing there!!!"
    I'll have to look up the book you mentioned...sounds like it was a great day.

  9. Lovely, atmospheric photos, Anna. Sometimes we get away to a bookstore, too. It's a real treat.

    I hadn't heard of that book but will definitely look it up.

    Wishing you a cozy, book-filled weekend!


  10. I love the warm old time feel of these photos! I can imagine sitting on the floor, leaning cozily up against a shelf reading a book.

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