Sunday again! They seem to be coming round very quickly. I didn’t manage to post any reviews last week, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. I finished The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole yesterday (my first book for the Gothic Novels Challenge) so you can look out for my review tomorrow. As you may know, I’ve also been trying to read at least one short story per week as part of a personal challenge – last week I read The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens and will be posting my review of that one soon too.
Yesterday I went to my favourite bookshop, Barter Books in Alnwick. If you’re ever in the north east of England you should pay it a visit – it’s one of the biggest second-hand bookstores in the country and you’ll be able to find almost any book you can think of. It was converted from an old Victorian train station, so the building is enormous and complete with open fires and model train sets – browsing through all the books can be overwhelming though, especially when you know your family are waiting impatiently outside in the car! (There’s free parking by the way, but it gets very busy – particularly on a rainy day like yesterday.) It’s probably best to go with a specific list of books in mind rather than trying to look at everything.
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What are your favourite bookshops?
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