Not much writing is getting done this summer. It's too perfect outside to do anything but read and think. The real excitement was at my favourite used book sale. I found a signed copy of P.D. James's CHILDREN OF MEN, a signed copy of Alice Munro's OPEN SECRETS, and a copy, also signed, of Mordecai Richler's BARNEY'S VERSION.
These three writers are among a small clutch of my absolute must-have, read-over-and-over-again authors. To find these books signed was more joy than I could handle without screaming. So I did.
But just when I thought it couldn't get any better ... I found ... wait for it ... a first edition copy of Ernest Hemingway's THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.
I know. I'm having trouble breathing too.
See? Books will rock your world.