Tuesday, 31 January 2012

(In the spirit of yesterday's post, and to declare my upcoming brief absence):

Adieu, adieu, I'm leaving you,
It's sad to say goodbye.
I'll still be stuck in books (of course)
I'm off to Hay-on-Wye!


26 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time

    Those four lines could be the opening of a song

    Helen

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    1. Thank you! Maybe they could be a song of books...

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  2. Have a fantastic time and don't hurt yourself when you are carrying all of those books home! :)

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    1. Thank goodness for a car! I have carried enormous quantities of books home from Edinburgh (train) and London (coach) before, and it doesn't bear considering...

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  3. What great fun!
    Happy hunting, Simon! Do share your bounty once you get back. :)

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  4. Can't wait for the report. We are all jealous over here, but we won't hold it against you as long as you share pictures of your loot. :)

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    1. I'm a very democratic book buyer - I tell everyone! It was such a fun day.

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  5. Have a fabulous time! I can't wait to see what you come back with.

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    1. And now you have :) It was wonderful, the most fun I've had for ages.

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  6. Wrap up well, it's bloody cold
    work being a bookhunter, but be bold,
    for in Hay there are many nooks
    To find lots of new, old books.

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    1. The only thing, my sole complaint,
      The one small point which was not pleasing:
      I cannot lie, it wasn't warm,
      In point of fact, 'twas &*£!?*@ freezing!

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  7. "Au revoir, mon ami!" said the blogger from Canada.

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    1. Merci! And I came back with Canada's finest (in my eyes) - Stephen Leacock.

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  8. Good thing this isn't your 24 books year.

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    1. I didn't dare go during Project 24! I did go shortly before and after it, though...

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  9. One of my dreams is to visit that book laden city. Through sheer chance I recently bought a book on-line and it turned out to have come from one of the many shops in Hay-on Wye. With my book I got a map of the city showing me the location of all the bookshops!

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    1. One day you must! Although there are slightly fewer bookshops every time - I do hope they manage to keep going. Those maps accumulate in my house everytime - I should send them out as souvenirs to would-be visitors like yourself!

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  10. If you're not sick of bookshops, see

    http://flavorwire.com/254434/the-20-most-beautiful-bookstores-in-the-world?all=1

    for some gorgeous ones!

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    1. Gosh, they are stunning, aren't they? I want to visit them all! Especially the one in Portugal.

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