Borders is in Geelong! At last!
The lit books are not in a U-shaped section of shelving like they are in the Camberwell store, but it is still very exciting to browse in there, because, of course, it is the books that make a literature section such a delight to browse in! Alas, I had no money to spend, but they have been just as well, because I didn't have to choose just one or two books out of those hundreds!
Ooh, Borders has Moleskine journals too, which are lovely, but expensive. And so many lovely cookbooks! There are the usual chairs for sitting and reading in, and Gloria Jeans is in there too! I look forward to book-shopping in there, and then getting a coffee in Gloria Jeans and beginning the reading of my purchases whilst I drink a cappuccino.
Now, I'm not going to say any more about Borders, because I'm sure you've all been in a Borders, and, like any good chain store, they're all pretty much the same. But I would like to leave you a fun bit of reading to do: go to a library or bookshop, or your bookshelf if you happen to have this book: a collected works of Robert Frost, and find his poem "Canis Major". It's a very nice poem, and I read it while I was in Borders. You may also like to google David Malouf, who is one my favourite poets; I saw his volume Typewriter Music at Borders, and went to the title poem to read it, because it is one of my favourite poems ever. I look forward to the day I have the money to buy that volume! "Typewriter Music" is about how the sound of the typewriter being used is similar to sounds of nature, such as crickets. Is that not reminiscent of a summer's evening, and that relaxed, bohemian feeling that comes over one?