I was perusing the aisles of Barnes and Noble last night, looking like a little lost puppy, I imagine. I usually roam around, my head going back and forth over the rows and rows of books. I wander from corner to corner and back again, just in case I missed something the first time around. I love it. Everything about it. The smell of the Starbucks in the front that mixes with the new book smell....aaaah.
I got side-tracked there. Sorry about that. Anywho- last night I went to Barnes and Noble to see about picking up Skinny Bitch. I know it's been out for ages, but I just got on the wagon, and I wanted to see what it was about. Unfortunately, it was gone. I couldn't find it anywhere, and upon a quick search on my iPhone (seriously...what did we do before these genius inventions?), I saw that they were sold out.
So I walked up and down the aisles for about an hour. Just looking. For nothing in particular. I love books. Actual papers glued together inside a hard cover. While the Nook is convenient, there's nothing like an actual book, no? The bargain shelves are my favorite. You can find the neatest, most random things, and for ....a bargain! And what did my little eyes find last night?
Yep. A collection of poems by Emily Dickinson. While I'm not a huge poetry obsessed gal, I do like an occasional one. And my dear friend, Emily, as I like to imagine, is one of my favorites. Have you read any Dickinson? My favorite is "If You Were Coming In The Fall." I remember reading it in high school, loving it, and it's always been in the back of my mind when poetry is mentioned.
Poetry is pretty deep most of the time, and I honestly have to be in the mood to read it. I've read and taught my fair share of it (English major and teacher), and it's not easy, folks. Not to me anyway. But today, I'm going to give it a whirl. I'm going to push aside those 3 reports that need to be completed, open up this collection, and let my mind wander.
Do you like poetry? Who is your favorite poet? Let me know what you think of the one above. Nothing like throwing in a little critique or discussion to put me back in the classroom. ;)
Happy long weekend, lovelies.