I had the opportunity to visit three good book shops today. I went on a really good browse with no sense of frustration, I think it’s because I was looking for something different to the self help area that I normally end up in. I think that’s a lesson I need to take from this, to stay away from this area. I’m not going to find what I’m looking for, so why bother?
I am both surprised, and not at the amount of information that is available from history. I am curious about the nature of the records, how they were made; when and why and by whom. They are there, and they are used.
I saw a book of a radio programmed they listened to; Alistair Cooke’s Letters From America. I was very tempted to buy the book, but I decided to wait until I had found out whether an audio version of the book exists. There must be many issues of the letter that I’ve not heard. It must have been going for years before I found the radio programme. Seems like there are. I feel an audio book coming on.
The 2022 edition of the Writers & Artists Year Book is out. I’ve bought about three versions of this book over time, and have done very little with them. Once again, I had a browse through it, found some interesting stuff, in particular an area of publications that I have been looking at recently. It seems that this years edition has quite a large section on the subject, So, once gain it is in my shopping basket.
There were also a couple of books that I’m not yet prepared to talk about, So, I’ll leave them until a later date. It was a real pleasure to spend a good bit of time in there, for the first time in a long time.