My Riverside Chaucer is basically falling apart, and I need a new one (new to me, not necessarily brand new, but in better condition than the one I have). When I went up north last weekend I couldn’t find any complete works of Chaucer at any of the book stores. I decided to try this bookstore that I used to love.
I sat on the floor with it for a while, reading all the marginalia the previous owner left. It was interesting, and definitely something I want in my collection. This thing weighs almost as much as I do (and I know, having carried it all around Ventura today), so I think I will still be using my Riverside one for everyday reading.
Had lunch at a nice restaurant where I amused myself with the writing on the walls:
Unfortunately these things cost a fortune, so I didn’t get them. They had dozens more, and I had to leave before I spent hundreds of dollars on ceramic fairies that I don’t actually need. One day very soon Ally and I will start our little Fairy Corner where we will collect these.
The rest of the day was rather uneventful. Went home, boxed things up, threw things away, found things I didn’t even know I had, donated things, and cleaned. Tomorrow I am taking the kids and my mom for a special outing. I am excited!