I… bought two new books. My friend, who was opposite me, wondered if I was rushing some work or you know, something serious. She was curious, because I was like a busy bee, fingers pounding here and there on my computer.
What I was really doing – Chatting with a bookseller, trying to secure the books, pay online, send the payment receipt, my new shipping address…
I was expecting her to roll her eyes, as I have hundres of unread books, piling up in my Kindle and around my apartment. But she didn’t. She said, “as long as you’re not buying ten books a month, you’re okay.” What a friend!
I bought these books, can’t wait to receive them:
- Shell-shocked – On the ground under Israel’s Gaza assault by Mohammed Omer
- What it means to be Palestinian – Stories of a Palestinian childhood by Dina Matar
That’s all. Excited would be an understatement. Anxious and impatient, yes.