The purchase wasn't strictly for me, of course, because the book is for the plane and for the trip to Queensland on Friday for the wedding. And also, the book isn't the one I wanted to buy today anyway, so it doesn't actually count.*
So this is where I make my confession. It is almost impossible for me to walk into a place of books selling (be they old or new) and emerge empty handed. (There's the most CRACKING thunderstorm going on as I write…). In my search for the book I was actually after, I came across such jewels that I almost dacked myself, so vigorous was I in shoving my hands in my pockets to keep them a-distance from the itchy credit card in my bag.
If only I were the kind of girl who was as excited by groovy clothes shops (or even knew what some were called or where they were located) as I was by books, then I'd probably be a bit more … oh, I don't know … I'd have more clothes and fewer books, that's all. And I'd probably still not have anything to wear to the wedding.**
*What I was really after was Liam Houlihan's Once Upon a Time in Melbourne. Reviews? Anyone?
**Even though I do, because I'll wear my nice, black dress that Hollie said'd be fine. And I believe her.