It is not that long ago I noticed I had nothing to read. The books shown above had not taken long to get through others had come and gone and yet only a few days ago I found I had nothing to read. That is I was plowing my way through one or two rather turgid books, had one or two I had to read and the 'can't put down books' had run out.
This morning I was given a book for free and indeed could have taken several more if I wished and having just bought two on Friday I placed this one alongside them. Then I realised the pile of books was getting rather high again! Where did they all come from?
One day there was nothing and now they are all over the place. Not a 'Kindle' in sight I may add! None of that technical stuff, I mean you canny read in the bath with one of those, you might drop it.
This I must say is a good situation. How we can pass the time without a few books lying around I fail to understand. Occasionally I wander through the charity shops looking at the books and round here they are almost all wimmens fiction or aged 'coffee table' books. I reckon the girls buy them at one shop and dump them at another. They appear to be the same books that were on the charity shelves when I first came here 19 years ago. Mind you they are the same women reading them. How I miss London charity shops, those in 'regenerated' areas always had decent books on offer, even if a bit pricey.
The only real bookshops these days are 'Waterstones' and 'Oxfam' bookshops. I understand they need money but it appears to me 'Oxfam' charge too much for old books. 'Amazon' have reduced book prices but killed off bookshops.