Alternative Lives.

Alternative Lives.

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.  ~Author Unknown

Many of you who have visited me in store, may have caught me flicking through a magazine while I eat my lunch. I am so busy nowadays that it takes me a week to read half a Grazia, and was relieved to see my Who subscription end to take some pressure off. Don’t get me started on how far behind Vogue I am. But you might not know that my love of literature extends far beyond the glossy tabloid and fashion rag. I am, and always have been a book-addict. Lately I have been missing the escapism a well written novel can provide.

With the closure of Borders Perth, and the disbanding of the motley-crew, mismatched book club it provided, I have found myself in a fiction-less wasteland. No More I say! It is time to get my reading glasses back on (Its funny because I wear glasses all the time…), break out my book mark and lick my page turning finger. I’m getting my Book Club on.

The first meeting, for those interested in discussing works of literature (or not) with like minded intellectuals (or not…) will be on September 26, 6pm, in store. I will be providing pizza and wine for the night. I will suggest we get some sort of structure in place (or not?). As it is a book club, it might be helpful to have a book to break the ice, so as a warm up I’ve chosen a true classic enjoyed by many generations of all genders. 20,000 Leagues under the sea by Jules Verne which you can download for free Here or buy in most stores. Don’t worry, you won’t be turned away at the door if you haven’t read it… this month.

Please RSVP either on the instore email list or on the Facebook event so I know how much wine and pizza to order.

Finally, One more thought.

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.  ~Edward P. Morgan