Pilgrimage to a Bookstore

Bookends in Kailua is one of a rare breed here in Hawaii, and I feel compelled to go to the bookstore regularly, visit with the well-read staff, browse the piles of new and used books, and buy books, hoping my purchase helps to keep them in business.

Today, the bookseller and I agreed we may the last people on earth who have not read The Martian.  Of course, I had to buy it – it was on sale.

I found a few others too…assuaging my fear of not having a book ready to read when my library requests are delayed.


Books I Meant to Read

When the library has nothing for me, I browse the bookstores.  Of course, I can never get out of a bookstore empty handed.  The books have piled up, and now I’m not sure why I bought them – but someday I may read them.

Have you read any?  Do you recommend I cut my losses and donate them,

or buckle down and read them?  GetAttachment.aspx

  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Narrow Road in the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
  • The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
  • The Book of Eleanor by Pamela Kaufman
  • The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows