The September newsletter reached my inbox and I was delighted to see so many of my favorite authors have books out this month. I can’t wait to read all of these books! I’m definitely starting with Sarah J. Maas QUEEN OF SHADOWS because I have been waiting for that book forever!
Are any of your favorites on the list? What are you excited to read this month?
When Vivian’s mother dies in a tragic accident, Vivian’s world is turned upside down. Her life, as she knows it, is over. A new life, full of her mother’s secrets, begins…
Sent away by her father to live with two eccentric aunts on the mysterious Tremaine Estate, Vivian comes to learn that a powerful curse lurks over her family – one that only she may have the power to break. With each day she spends in Misty Hills, Vivian uncovers more unsettling discoveries about the town, her reclusive family, and herself.
Can Vivian let go of every truth she’s ever believed and discover who she really is, before the dark secrets hidden within the supernatural town threaten to consume her and those she loves?
I went to Al Muthana Complex today to hunt for some books at The Kuwait Bookshops. It’s been several months since I’ve last been there. I felt compelled to go there today for some reason.
When I walked into the store I noticed stacks and stacks of books piled up. Multiple copies of books formed little mountains all over the place. I noticed them because they were in the way & most of them had to do with Kuwait.
I asked the staff why all the books were out, thinking the answer would be a simple inventory check. But to my surprise, they told me that there was a high chance they were going to shut down. That the likelihood was they were going to shut down unless someone bought the company.
This bummed me out. This is officially the last remaining bookstore from my childhood. The ones I used to visit in Salmiya have already disappeared years ago. This was my last remaining link to my childhood bookworm self.
I know it isn’t the end of the world. There are new bookstores popping up like Q8Bookstore, a used books store at Bayt Lothan. Jarir (forever a newbie to me) is still in Hawalli. That-El-Salasel/W.H. Smith hybrid has several stores around Kuwait in the airport, Avenues Mall, and honestly locations that are more convenient for me. I understand how and why this has happened.
It still makes me sad.
This is the end of an era.
This is the place I was able to buy comics, novels, and research books.
As I stood at the cashier, paying for my selection of books, I asked them for their number so that I could be updated on the situation.
They told me the landline had already been disconnected.