This past weekend I took a trip into the city from my country home, and went to visit one of my local independent book stores in Dartmouth. ( Nova Scotia, Canada. ) It was a great adventure, and I found some amazing books for great deals! This includes my 3 date night books, one of which I am going to share with you in this post.
The Dartmouth Book exchange is over 2000 ft. and is FULL to the brim with books! ( Even the bathroom had shelves full of books. It was amazing. ) It is a store that has been owned and operated by Amy McIsaac for over 14 years. I didn’t quite know what to do with myself with so many books! I spent an hour and a half there, and I just felt myself being pulled in so many directions. It was amazing to watch people walk in and have really indepth conversations about what they were reading, and the woman at the counter knew them, and what they were reading. It was incredibly comfortable. They have everything from Fantasy, Young Adult literature, Science Fiction, Manga, and so much more. The prices were amazing, and I am pretty pleased with what I purchased!
My purchase consisted of:
The Casual Vacancy – By J.K. Rowling
Sea of Shadows ( Age of Legends #1 ) – By Kelley Armstrong
Catching Fire ( The Hunger Games #2 ) – By Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay ( The Hunger Games #3 ) – By Suzanne Collins
Leviathan ( Leviathan #1 ) – By Scott Westerfeld
And my 3 date night books. Here’s a photo of what one of the date night book looked like when I purchased it.
As you can see on the front of it – It gives you a few hints as to what could be inside! This sounded so good – what interested me the most was the ‘post-apocalyptic future’. I didn’t know what to expect, but when I opened it this is what I found!
I’ve started this book and it is phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. It has me on the edge of my seat, and I have been there since the very beginning of the book. Here is a quick blurb about what it is about.
A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don”t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food-and each other.
The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, “each the other”s world entire,” are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
I am REALLY looking forward to finishing ‘The Road’, And I am also looking forward to visiting Amy and the other lovelys who work at The Book Exchange again! I will end this with some photos I took from the store, and a quick photo I snapped of ‘Sea of Shadows’ before it started raining. Also – Please don’t forget how important it is to support our local independent book stores. You never know what kind of adventure you will find!