I was at Barnes & Noble today at lunch and discovered all kinds of goodies.

Monica Ali has a new book. I really want to read it after having enjoyed Brick Lane and it’s set in Portgual. I really want to go to Portugal. I also saw this book. I know it’s chick lit but it sounds promising doesn’t it?

Then I found Fine Books & Collections magazine. I had never seen it before but I think I’m in love. There is an article about Margaret Atwood’s autograph machine, some interviews with book collectors and even the ads are interesting. I can’t wait to read it cover to cover.

As if all that wasn’t enough when I got home I had a package from my friend Isabel. She sent me two Muriel Spark books as I couldn’t seem to find any in Dallas! I now have A Far Cry from Kensington and The Bachelors. Both look delicious.