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.