Sorry, tangent over. Anyway, the book store luckily had the The Giver. It's a cute little bookstore, but it unfortunately feels a little cold, not like some of the warm and inviting indie bookstores I've been to in the past. Perhaps it will grow on me though.
Leaving the store, I realized how nice it was out, and wanted to take advantage of that. I decided to take my reading to Alton Baker Park. I've been on the running trails, but a few weeks ago I realized that there's much more to the park. I went to a different parking lot, and found a bench by the Willamette River to sit and read. I definitely need to go back to that side of the park and go for a walk, and bring my camera. I'm going to take my mom there next Saturday. I'm excited for her to visit and help me explore! I've started to get a routine down, which is great, but I keep forgetting to keep looking around -- how else can I find new places to add to my routines?
If anyone reading knows the Eugene/Springfield area has any suggestions of places to check out, let me know!
Oh, and as for the book -- it was so good! I do wish I had read it as a kid so I could have read it now as well, because I feel like it's one of those books where reading it again as an adult would bring more understand to it, but a child could also contribute a lot of good understanding as well. Although, I basically still am a child, so I'll just have to read it again when I'm even more of an adult. I'm excited to see how it was adapted for film, but I also feel certain that the ending will be different, and I'm not sure if I like that.