January is my favourite month for many reasons. It is the coldest month in Florida, and I live for these days. It's also my birthday month, so I usually get to do some fun things. Plus I love the fact that I usually receive several books for Christmas, and this is the month I get to indulge in some good reads! Oh, and since it is cold, I generally tend to drink more hot coffee. I really prefer hot coffee, but when it's so warm here, hot coffee doesn't sound as appealing.These are a few of my new favourite things. This tote bag is so lovely. It holds everything I need. And lately I've been hooked on a slight Southwest style. Technically the book is quite old (1941). A book of John Donne poems. He was born in 1571. This book has been something I've been looking for for a long while. A nice book of his poems is not easily found in the used bookstores. Probably because everybody keeps their Donne book of poetry, for good reason. I will expand upon him later.
While in my hometown over holiday break, I had to visit the thrift bookstore, of course. I bought a small armful of books but also wanted to take this chair home with me.
Another bookstore I always enjoy going to. This one is more of a rare bookstore, and it tends to be expensive. So, I only got one book here. But I love the cramped aisles and the floor-to-ceiling shelves. That's how bookstores should be.
And......the Sarasota Library, another stop for used books at the friends of the library bookstore. Are you sensing a theme here? Also, I have always loved the architecture of this library: so clean, open, bright, and organized. All the large windows upstairs have interesting views of downtown.