I hate to admit it, but I am not in the Christmas spirit this year. Despite having a 2 year old totally excited about everything, all I can think about is the missing spot at the table this year and how much I miss my grandmother. Tuesday, while out shopping with my aunt, I was thinking of my grandmother and suddenly remembered the $40+ credit in my wallet that my grandmother left me. About once a month, before Mama got feeble, we would go to the Used Book Store (UBS) and we would both get a basketful of books; romances for her and whatever I found for me. It’s one of the things I have been missing the most the last 2 months, those trips. So I decided to go to the UBS and use some of it and get a little book therapy. I got:
Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet by Alai
The Madam by Julianna Baggott
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
The Conquest: A Novel by Yxta Maya Murray
and a couple little books for Ellie. I think I got some good ones. And a little bit of time with my Mama.