Friday, May 26, 2006

Book Stores Galore 

There's a book cafe called Bookcaffe in Swanbourne. There's a pizza parlour (called the pizza lounge, so maybe it's a pizza lounge), a bottlo, a fish 'n' chip shop, a hardware and a Supa Valu too. Lucky I don't check timetables and give myself unexpected opportunities to explore around train stations.

Bookcaffe specialises in book groups but I'm not sure I'm ready for another one. My list of books purchased but not yet read includes Joe Cinque's Consolation by Helen Garner, Kayang and Me by Kim Scott and Hazel Brown, and The Nimrod Flip-out by Etgar Keret. Doesn't sound too bad until you consider that I've been halfway through Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections for years now, even though I like the characters. If that doesn't convince you I'm not ready, I bought James Joyce's Ulysses too, because I thought it should be on the list of Books To Read Before I Go Blind. At this rate, it'll have to be the only book on the list.

All this means there's really no reason for me to check out the new Borders book store (where Lincraft used to be, which I lamented only the other day with the woman at Bed Bath and Kitchen, even though I have no use for fabric/cotton/haberdashery that isn't already made into clothes). Skribe's blog entry on Borders includes pics but I bet I'm there soon to see for myself.

I'd better not list all the books I own but haven't yet read. I really need greater discipline to get through a few more of my books.
Hi Rodney,

Glad to hear I'm not the only person being undisciplined in book stores. I'm not sure if I need to discipline myself to read, or maybe just come up with a cunning plan. Somehow I need to trick myself into reading instead of blogging, watching telly, eating, or browsing in book stores. Here's hoping!
LOL. Our home is filled with books. Both TP and I are bibliophiles. BTW, there's a bookcafe in South Perth too. It's mostly filled with the I'm-rich-the-kids-are-at-uni and-I-have-too-much-time-on-my-hands set though =).
Lol. Ooh, maybe we could do a deal with this set, get them to read our unread books and let us know if there's anything we missed?

I went to Borders on Saturday and everyone browsing seemed unhurried and friendly. Different to the average visit to A&R and Dymocks, when most of us are rushing in to see if they have the title we've read/heard about before we catch a bus.

I'm sure that will change soon, although the place is so big, it'd be easy to forget you're browsing in a shop and not a library. I'll try to keep myself from asking where the photocopiers are. :-)
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