My Addiction

booksAs an English major, I love books, love to read books, love to touch books, even sometimes smell books. So whenever I walk into Logos on Pacific Avenue, I always tend to walk away with something in my hands. I never go in looking for anything specific, I just go in to look, which is probably why I always end up with something. Logos sells used books and like any English major will tell you, old books are the best. They have history and character, or so we think.  Today I went to Logos to give readers insight into my experience there. At first I scanned the Literature section, I found a 1960s copy of “Light in August” by William Faulkner for three dollars. I bought it because I also have 1960s copy of “The Sound and the Fury” by Faulkner. I walked downstairs and found myself in the Architecture section, picked up a copy of “From Bauhaus to Our House” by Tom Wolfe for $5 because I wanted to read something on modern architecture of the ’50 and ’60s. Then in the poetry section I picked up “How Much Earth: The Fresno Poets” for $4 because I’m thinking of doing my honor thesis on contemporary Chicano poetry and this would be a great start.   Coming in with nothing, I walked out with three books that for the time being will be sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. It’s an addiction really, a horrible one. My discovery of Logos has created a pile of books in my closet that I have to get through. I can’t be all that mad. Really, I do love that old musty smell they have

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