I don’t mind going to malls if there’s a purpose; I don’t like wandering around aimlessly, and I won’t go when it’s crowded. I do most of my shopping when stores first open.
A co-worker and I went to the Oakland mall this morning; he had to return some boots and I just went along for the ride. Along the way we stopped at Costco where I bought Ship Fever: Stories by Andrea Barrett for $8.29 U.S. This blurb on its back-cover sold me:
Beautiful stories about the wonder and work of science… In Barreett’s hands, science is transformed from hard and known fact into malleable, strange, and thrilling fictional material.
At a Borders store in the mall I bought:
- Don’t Know Much about the Universe by Kenneth Davis: It only cost me $5.99 U.S. and the portion I read in the store was interesting. A good, easy-reading reference book. It reminded me of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, which I recommend.
- The Ultimate Quilting and Patchwork Companion: I got this for Dawn; the projects in it looked like stuff she’d be interested in.