Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9. Day 160. Military precision

Where there is Bookfest there is always Winston to gee up the crowds and point out the bargains
So many books, so little time
My friend Donna takes only one bag preferring to operate on a strict ration system. Vanessa, however, likes to ensure she is well kitted out for the endeavour and arms herself with either a suitcase or a granny trolley. My strategy lies somewhere in between in is actually akin to my philosophy to dieting - never take more than you can carry. Yep, it's Lifeline Bookfest time and whatever your approach a task that involves selectively sorting through literally millions of books on kilometres of tables needs a degree of military precision. Being accompanied by a book-loving teen with no sense of budgetary restraint is worse than letting a kid loose in a candy store. Still books won't rot your teeth and the money goes to a good cause so it can't be all bad. Also he was forced to operate under the same war plan as myself and laziness combined with the need to walk up the high hill home is a natural disincentive to over purchasing. In any event it was a pleasant afternoon out and I couldn't help but be struck by the irony that his escape from the books and a deluge of Year 11 assignments due tomorrow was to hit the books at Bookfest. Oh well, to each his own.

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