Monday, June 6, 2016

Turning the Page


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When I'm having a rough day, I often head to my favorite place: a bookstore.

I order many books online these days, particularly if my local stores don't carry them. But there's something special about brick and mortar bookstores: seeing the colorful shiny spines all lined up in neat rows. Smelling the ink of a newly pressed book. Experiencing the magic of discovering an author for the first time.

Lately, my favorite thing is to search the shelves for books written by friends. In some cases, it's their first. For others, it's the latest in several successful novels or memoirs.

Regardless, it always turns my mood around. It leaves me with a sense of joy for their accomplishments, a sense of hope that not all dreams are castles in the air, and a sense of confidence that my day will get better even if it's taken a bit of a plot twist.

And, before I leave the store, I make sure to pull out copies of these books and turn them with the covers facing out on the shelf--so everyone can see them. After all, what are friends for?

How do you brighten up a bad day?

4 comments:

  1. Sherry, what a great idea. I love it. I've read and loved both Bridge Ladies and Oh You Pretty Things but I need to buy Averil's latest. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. We have some amazingly talented friends, Downith!

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  2. Sherry, I love your love of books and your generous spirit!

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    1. Lisa: XO. Hope life is treating you well, my friend.

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