On a trip to Durango with my husband and kids this weekend (first time!) and we found an awesome little book shop on Main Street (that’s my husband’s sexy back in the gray jacket):
I walked through, glanced at a few things, found a YA novel I’d really like to read but will probably never find time (The Forgetting). But I spent most of the time perusing these really awesome leather journals, notebooks, and ancient-looking parchment paper notepads. I’m a total sucker for old-looking stuff.
Before we left, this brought me to be most interesting insight:
In a store literally filled to the brim with books, the ones that most intrigued me were the empty ones.
Which, consequently, gave me a really great idea for a YA novel.