Chapter One: I Need More Books!

My book stack

All my books in one sad little pile

And so my story begins…

I left behind all my books in Canada when I made to move to England almost three months ago.  The more accurate description would be ‘I left a limb behind’.  Never have I had so few books in my possession.

Sometimes, I would just sit and look at my bookshelves. It was calming and comforting to know so many lives and stories existed right before me and I could jump into any one of them.

Now, I have a small stack of only 15 or so books.

Nope. That’s not going to cut it!

At first, this was rather unsettling. What would I stare at?! However, after discovering the wonderful world of English charity shops, I found I could rebuild my library and still be able to afford to eat occasionally.

My first task was to restock my Harry Potter series, which is surprisingly harder than I expected! I’m still missing Prisoner of Azkaban, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows. However, I did manage to snag two copies of Chamber of Secrets for £0.39 each. Two copies, you ask? Well, they are two different covers and I obviously need both.

Throughout my quest, I will be on the hunt for old favourites and new obsessions.

It will be a difficult and satisfying journey, and will involve a lot of staring at shelves at home and in numerous shops.

I seem to do that quite well.

2 thoughts on “Chapter One: I Need More Books!

  1. You’ve taken the reverse journey to my brother — he’s just moved to Canada from England! But he’s not particularly bookish, so his main problem was transporting his musical instruments (and he has plenty of those…).

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