I really wasn’t planning on posting this weekend because as most of you know Mike and I are visiting my parents in Kingston, Ontario, but I was so excited about a treasure I found today that I needed to share it so that my blogging bookoholic friend, Becky, could see it (and any of the rest of you who love books the way I do).
My parents weren’t expecting us until afternoon today because usually we leave home around 8am and it’s a four hour drive plus bathroom and lunch breaks. However, we had a surprise planned. When we were in Kingston for my niece’s wedding, we had a couple of problems with our hotel room, so I send them an email, and they very nicely offered us a free room the next time we were in Kingston. So, we decided to take them up on their offer and book the free room for last night. Then this morning, we phoned my mom at 8am and told her that we were on the road, and two minutes later we were ringing their door bell. You should have seen the look on my mom’s face. It was priceless! My dad was out for breakfast with his buddies, so we then drove to the restaurant and surprised my dad as well. It was so much fun :).
Because we arrived so much earlier than usual, we decided to spend the day shopping because living in such a small town means that we don’t often get a chance to shop at “real stores”. I hit a couple of awesome clothing sales, and then my mom and I convinced Mikey that our health and happiness depended on a trip to Chapters, a huge bookstore. As usual, once inside my pulse quickened and a smile spread across my face. Of course there were tons of books that appealed to me, but only one caused me to squeal and race across the store to embrace it in my arms. It was a beautiful, hardcover edition of three Stephen King books (Carrie, Salem’s Lot, and The Shining) with a gorgeous cover and silver gilded pages. Becky, I think I know you well enough by now to know that you would have reacted exactly the same if you saw this book sitting on the shelf. It is definitely a wonderful treasure to add to my book collection. Have a look for yourself.