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Morning Pages | 11 January 2024

Have I been a closet BookTuber all this time?
Morning Pages | 11 January 2024

I'm thinking about books today and my history with reading. What is it about books that make me feel the way I do?

I remember taking sanctuary in Waterstone's in Glasgow on one of the most difficult days of 2022. It was a freezing cold December and our electricity had been off for days. We have electric heating and my wife had a chest infection. It was brutal. We were struggling with our supplier, SSE, now OVO—worst company EVER—and had spent multiple hours on the phone to their 'support line'. We'd been on hold all the way to Glasgow from Ardrossan in the car and got nowhere. But still, on stepping into that Waterstone's branch on Sauchiehall Street, I started to feel calm and get some perspective.

Waterstone's, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Some of my earliest memories are of visiting Prestwick Library with my mum. She was a reader too, and we would go every week and borrow the maximum number of books - was it four? I can't remember, but I do remember the feeling of sanctuary.

Maybe BookTubing would be a good idea right enough!


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