The above photo bears no relationship to the ramblings of this morning, it is just one that l like and snapped the other day. Now the title of the post says it all really. When reading a book in bed last night l scribbled the usual note on a scrap of paper to look up another book on Amazon. Always a big mistake this then means l will be wandering the river course of Amazon for hours reaching into the furthest tributaries of books that nobody has ever heard of written by someone many years ago on a typewriter in a shed at the foot of some long forgotten outpost of society. Yes guys, l get lost in Amazon, as l am sure many, many more of us do and keep the company in business with our wanderings.
Actually a funny snippet here, this house was once up for selection for the old tv ad for Amazon where the old man receives his package of books. Aparently we were rustic enough but didn't have the space for the camera crew. Oh well nearly there…….
Anyway, l digress, back to Amazon. I love it, l love the fact that l can track down something l would never be able to find in a shop and can pay as little as 1p for the pleasure (ok add the usual postage on top), what l don't like is my own inability to escape from Amazon, l get in there and l just can't get out – at least not without spending rather more than l had originally planned on. Just because you can get a book for 1p does not mean that you have to spend the next 2 hours building up your shopping list to way more than the price of the first book you were out to look for.
Anyone will tell you l have a passion for books and l like to feed that passion, with shelves groaning all over the house with hefty tombs on everything from crafts to photography, herbs to cookery, novels to gardening, romance to travel, l am there with a pile of books to fit every catagory. I sometimes wish l could curb this somewhat expensive addiction, then other times l just fall into wandering through my book collection lost to the world. What better in the evening when televisipon does not inspire and hands are not busy with work (some chance just now l fear!) to just dive in there and find an old friend to 'talk to' through pages of print.
So today l freely admit that l have already been on a journey this morning, a brief (well almost) trip to the Amazon to feed my passion and fuel the fires of thought and one hopes creativity in one way or another.
Back to reality……..