Sunday, October 16, 2011

Go with the Flow

I love all kinds of books but ones from a secondhand bookshop have a certain kind of specialness. It is like two stories- the story the book is telling and then the story of the actual physical book. 

Several months ago with a very good friend I discovered my own local secondhand bookshop:

The shop was actually closed but we browsed the stacks of books that were outside in the hall. Since then I have gone back several times and now plan on making it a weekly or bi-weekly thing. 

so many books crammed into such a tiny space!

Flow is literally overflowing with books...

Flow is located on Hollywood road on the 7th floor of the building right across from the crosswalk. Erm I'll come back with a more exact address tomorrow :) 

My book haul this week:

Anne of Green Gables is a childhood favorite that I am really looking forward to re-reading.

Anything by Joyce Carol Oates is always great- I'm sure I'll Take You There  will be no exception. 

Somehow in all my years as a booklover I'd never read The Bridges of Madison County before. I actually started and finished it this morning. Such a beautiful book. Now I want to see the movie! 

Very excited about The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters as she is one of the authors I want to start reading more of. This is actually from Dymocks Bookstore. Reading it with my little bookclub in Hong Kong. Since it is a ghost story that takes place in England we are planning on discussing it at a British restaurant right around Halloween.

I have heard SO many good things about The Magicians by Lev Grossman- absolutely can't wait to start it!!

Overall a very good weekend for books!

“Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If you look at their pieces, they go away.”- The Bridges of Madison County  


  1. Just so that you know, the address of Flow:
    7/F No. 29 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

    You are welcome :)

  2. YAYAY, so glad you actually got to GO IN too! Also, so cool that you have a book group, I've been thinking about one too but need to gear up to it. (Lovely haul of books too!... but I found 'The Little Stranger' a little disappointing. You'll love it for the evocative Englishness, but I thought the tension building got a bit silly & I had no love of the narrator - let me know what you think!) xxx

  3. i love anne of green gables with my WHOLE HEART