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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Sunday Salon and "Southern Living"...


Welcome back to The Sunday Salon and Chick with Books! It's been a little bit since I've posted, but as most of you know it's because of "the move". AND NOW, the move is just about finished! We are settling in, unboxing as aposed to boxing, and loving our new home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

The photo you see next to the beginning of the post is the view from our deck in the front of the house. It's very relaxing and quiet. Sitting on the front deck you can hear the water flowing down the creek that's across the street and the occasional chiming from my wind chimes. Life is good...

So, what's a girl going to do in a new town that she calls home now? Find books of course! And I'm not talking about the zillion books that I moved with me ( I figure by the end of the year I'll find them all, along with some desperately needed kitchen equipement), I'm talking about other sources of reading material... my local library and indie bookstores.


My new library is really a "library system". What that means is that I have access to all the libraries that are in the county I live in! So, I have 4 "local" libraries in Pickens County, SC! I have visited 2 of those libraries, but the Village Library in Pickens, SC is the closest and the branch I have been patronizing. Such friendly staff and a very nice library. I am also able to search for available books online and then reserve them. And a plus for having "4" libraries is that I get to search for a book from 4 branches and being able to check out the book at my local branch! More on my "libraries" in future posts...

Now for independent bookstores...

There are quite a few Indie bookstores "near me" (and "near me" is a relative term)... The first one I visited was Poor Richards Booksellers and is about 10 miles away in Easley, SC. Poor Richards can feed my addiction with all the latest plus they have a nice collection of used books in the back of the store. The next Indie I visited was Fiction Addiction, which is about 24 miles away in Greenville, SC and is not only a great source of books, but has some great author book signings, which once I'm settled in I'll be taking advantage of. There are 6 more Indies within a 25 mile radius that I'll be planning to visit too!

And the books...

I did pick up some "Southern" reading as I walked thru Fiction Addiction (of course!), and here what's I picked up...

Low Country Boil by Susan M. Boyer who is a local author, having a home in Greenville, SC. The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy, another wonderful South Carolina author. Under a Cloudless Sky by Chris Fabry, and Daisy Cakes Bakes by Kim Nelson, a cookbook (bakebook?!) from the famed Southern mail order bakery, which I can't wait to try because I now have a new convection oven!

So as I settle in, get the books put away and the boxes unpacked 900 miles or so from where I started life, I'll be getting back to posting regularly on Chick with Books. Thanks for sticking around for the transition because we have so many more books to talk about...

Happy reading... Suzanne

3 comments:

Harvee said...

That front deck must be a perfect place to read! Your new home and surroundings sound wonderful!

The Intrepid Angeleno said...

That view is absolutely gorgeous!! Do you catch sunset or sunrise? Enjoy your new home!

Rachel said...

Sounds like you have a great spot to read on your deck. Glad you had a good week. :)

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