I’ve acquired a plethora of books in the last few months, more than I can be bothered to list. Considering that I have little to no room for them I’m not quite sure how smart buying them all was, but hey-ho, I’m happy.

I can’t visit another country without finding a bookshop and decided well in advance that I had to visit The Last Bookstore while I was in LA. It’s an amazing used and new bookshop in downtown LA. I seriously considered trying to live there without them noticing.


It’s a mishmash of modern decor, tall bookshelves, quirky art, and records. I didn’t know where to focus my attention, the art books or the older classics (which you can see above).

They have a book tunnel, need I say more?IMG_20160126_092819

I could have spent all my money in there, but managed to limit myself to six books costing me only $23 – I do so love a used book!


From left to right:

  • A Boy Named Phyllis – Frank DeCaro (Memoir)
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan (Fiction)
  • The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy (Fiction)
  • The Moons of Jupiter – Alice Monro (Short Stories)
  • The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd (Fiction)
  • Coriolanus – Shakespeare (Play)

I’ve already finished DeCaro’s memoir and The God of Small Things – what shall I read next?

Bought any new books lately?

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I liked The Secret Life of Bees when I read it many years ago. Maybe it’s still good! Also, I’m pretty sure The Moons of Jupiter will be good. How was The God of Small Things?


I’m reading King John or Robin Hood fame biography and it’s interesting to say the least. Amazing place!


I love a book shop in another country. The last bookstore looks amazing, there is something pleasingly decadent about buying books when travelling.

Jenny @ Reading the End

Oh, Coriolanus, I haven’t thought about that play in years. I read it at university for my early modern something class, and it was — something. What made you pick that one up, in particular? It’s a really weird play! Lots of good stuff in it, I mean…just weird.