Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sometimes the shortest way west is to first go east and take the bridge over; you never quite know what particular brand of surprise you’ll find, like that cut-rate second hand bookshop with man-height tall stacks of books, but you buy a train ticket to cross, much to the horror of the auto driver who drops you there.

11 comments:

golfwidow said...

Otherwise known as "Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do."

GhostOfTomJoad said...

"...buy a train ticket to cross..." yep, sounds like something I've done :-)

Baby Island said...

I do love a second hand book store.. I could linger for hours.
:)

austere said...

GW- I'm hunting for a Charlie Brown reply to that. :)

Mr Ghost- :)Good to see you writing again.

babyisland- you would! I picked up Kite runner for less than a dollar. Am reading it aloud, going hmm uhmm over certain phrases. :)

Quin Browne said...

the best way to travel, it seems. oddly enough, most of my conversations/reading today has turned back to books...

austere said...

quin browne- a stackful of books, most priced about $2...
Manna?

AmitL said...

Kahaan hai,kahaan hai??Tell me,so that I can visit it in June!!:):)

Portia said...

you bring up dreams of my bookshop! i don't know what it is about those teetering stacks of books..

austere said...

June, huh?
Parla west, in the lane adjoining the station. :)


Portia-something about the scent of the pages,pine, don't you think?

AmitL said...

Oh,oh...I know the place-used to visit there everytime I was in Mumbai.This on West side,and,the new mags place on East side.

austere said...

On the dot, Amit.

Good show.