I am not sure when it all started, but I remember as a child, the excitement and the wait for the annual book week celebration. I can recall the crowds, the cotton candy, the tables at chest height, just tall enough for me to brows through the piles of books, ready to be taken home, and the smell of a brand new book that has never been opened before (I’m sure you know what I mean)
This week is the annual book week celebration in Israel, and I find that I’m far from being alone with that addiction. Everybody’s buying books and so am I!!
How can one resist a “buy one get 2 for free” deal!?
If you share my addiction, you may want to check out a friends blog - In Our Small Garden, she is doing a great job offering some children’s books and book store recommendations.
If you’re living in the LA area AND share my addiction….you can visit one of Israel’s most popular book stores – “Steimatzky” (located in the valley), but don’t say I didn’t worn you; the experience is a little bit different then shopping at “borders”. If you do end up going there, make sure to cross the street and get a cup of coffee (café hafuch) at the Aroma cafe for a complete Israeli experience.
If you're also a computer addict…you can find some Israeli literature translated to English at Amazon.
I am currently reading a book by Sami Michael – Aida. Unfortunately it hasn’t been translated to English yet, but you can find some of his other titles here:Sami Michael
what are you reading at the moment? anything good?
I am off to read my book now.