Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It's a sign
Instead, each time, while still carrying this book, I bought something else to read in the airport bookstore.
This is the year, I said to myself, that I'm going to read War and Peace. And what I'll do is to read 10 pages of this book before I allow myself to pick up and read anything else.
Searching my bookshelves for my twenty year old unread copy of War and Peace I found that it had been misplaced. Lost, left in an airport somewhere, discarded when I moved a couple of years ago. Who knows?
I then plan to buy the book the next time I go to my favorite secondhand store - not because I don't want to pay the full price, but because I want a copy of the book that has the same feel as the book I somehow misplaced.
Look what I found today! A new/used copy of War and Peace for only two dollars. Whoever bought it before me (at Chapters) cracked the spine but otherwise left it in fine shape.
Definitely a sign...
I'll be tweeting my daily move through War and Peace @kateavancouver if you want to keep up with me.