Thursday, August 19, 2010
The One Where I Write This Sitting In The Kitchen Sink.
I once stubbed my toe on a pile of I Capture the Castle books.
By Dodie Smith.
I was in one of the coolest bookstore I'd ever seen.
Didn't have a inkling of what sort of book I wanted to buy that day.
Had changed into flip flops at the last moment as I headed out the door.
I felt this must be fate.
Have you ever read the book?
I found my copy at Tattered Cover Bookstore.
In Denver, Colorado.
When I travel somewhere new.
I like to search out an independent bookstore.
Find a book.
Inside of the the cover.
The date and location.
It's better than shot glasses. Miniature silver spoons. And even postcards.
Well, on that day.
While browsing through Tattered Cover, I saw a stairwell.
So I climbed.
And what lined the steps and railing of the stairwell?
Piles of books.
And what pile of books did I happen to stump my toe into?
Causing the topmost book to slide off and onto my foot?
I Capture the Castle.
I think so.
The book quickly became a favorite.
Soon, I discovered the film based on the book.
Which quickly became another favorite.
I must stop the movie at 1 hour and 13 minutes.
It's the look on the character Stephen's face that does it to me.
Makes me long for you.