We went shopping to the UH-mazing Dymocks in the Sydney CBD. Three stories high, two of which are filled with books…! The definition of heaven 😀 <3
I don’t have many photos. The store enthralled me the moment I stepped inside. The first stack of books were full of the kind of fiction I like to read.
I picked up The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett within five minutes.
Dymocks isn’t the best place for someone on a book buying ban to visit (pointing at me 😉 ), but I broke my ban for the event. (How could I not?)
My rules were stand alones only; don’t start any new series; and books in a series I already own are allowed.
Next I went to the classics section. It was filled with gorgeous gold-edged books. I spent a bit of time there trying to decide what I wanted. The book of five Jane Austen novels stood out, but I’ve already read and own Pride and Prejudice, and I own Emma. I try to steer clear of double ups as much as possible because special anniversary editions seem to be filled with double ups. E.g. To read Life and Death by Stephanie Meyer one has to purchase the edition with Twilight, therefore adding a second volume to my collection.
I chose Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm. It has a beautiful red cover with creepy trees on it. They have frowny eyes and large mouths with pointy teeth. The cover is on my Instagram and if you are reading this post close to it’s publication, you should see the image at the bottom of this page.
The third and final book I purchased is Murder House by James Patterson and David Ellis. My sister and her partner listened to the audiobook and LOVED it.
Therefore, it’s time for some series reading time. I’m going to start reading Pillars. Or maybe I should continue editing. I finished On Writing by Stephen King last night and rated it five stars. Worth the hours it took to read, and more.