Awww I loved this book about a librarian getting laid off from er readers advisory job and opening a bookshop on wheels in Scotland A tad predictable but so what it was a fun journey I was a public services librarian for 42 years and a bookmobile librarian for of 17 of those years so the thoughts about Daimons helping patrons find just the right books to read really resonated The setting in Scotland was very appealing as were the love interests and I m ready to book a tripThe theme of reinventing your life in the book world reminded me of Anjali Banerjee s Haunting Jasmine only without a supernatural elementRecommended for readers advisory librarians and anyone else who loves a sweet comfort read featuringunky men and appealing book descriptions Added Note I uestioned the method that Nina used in obtaining Exposed her books from the closing library for use iner own business but maybe it s different in the UK This book was a fun fast read that was a love letter to book lovers everywhere A book seller with a book van instead of a shop a small uaint town Internet Dating King S Diaries Life Dating And Love handsome guy and tons of books euals a recipe for love It was cute and fast if Iadn t been so busy I could Lay People In The Church have read it in one sitting Okay so you get The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan and then you get The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Salinger Contract by Adam Langer An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald Mr Penumbra s 24 Hour Bookstore 1 by Robin SloanI just wondered what theell Put Me In The Zoo happenedThere s no comparison This book is serious chick lit fluff you know a young jobless woman in distress penniless and desperate to start over after losinger job in a library She ventures off on an adventure and then steps in a Scottish sheep farmer who pulls Ranches Rowhouses And Railroad Flats American Homes How They Shape Our Landscapes And Neighborhoods her in behind a tree and takeer oh ow utterly exciting and then the unk and the cutie live Sinbad S Guide To Life Because I Know Everything happily ever after How they met was kind of cute tooBut there s the train called The Lady of Argyll and a book bus for the remote small villages of Scotland Add to that Men Central where there were none before and you ve got it made in lalaland of romance and loveIn theeat of the moment no pun intended there were lots of goodies the young lady Hooked Write Fiction That Grabs Readers At Page One Never Lets Them Go had stored which she could use to turn the old bread van into a cozy bookstore Problem is for someone living on a minuscule salary it did not make sense to buy all these paraphernalia beanie bags fairy lights fluorescent lights spelling Books and some andoard it in a tiny apartment without knowing what to do with them Did not make sense Contrived By this point in the book I was kind of getting bored It s ard to convince a experienced farm woman like yours truly that a big van the size of a bus or truck will not break down with expensive repairs expensive new tyres expensive engine repairs expensive licensing and insurance if you can get any on such an old vehicleAND EXPENSIVE FUEL CONSUMPTION Old ones are the worst Not toys for girls with a dream So yes THAT did not make sense as well Oh well this book was not meant to be so grounded in reality so #let s move on shall we It is a girlie fairytale after #s move on shall we It is a girlie fairytale after And it was okay to name this old ag on four gigantic wheels Little Shop of Happy Ever After with a chandelier
INSIDE TO BOOTBUT DON T DESPAIRto bootBut don t despair s a feel good read for romance junkies Probably a five star thrill The books were great props for the romantic drama That s all it was uite a drama it was for sureSo with a Michelle A Biography huff and a puff the coupling dance was over thank the almighty stars and life couldappily continue in the wilds of the great valleys and deep lochs of Scotland For me too Why do I suddenly feel so old And grumpy SIGHI liked the idea of a book van in Kirrinfief and Scotland and small towns andandandwell a place to explore Using this beautiful country with its eccentric delightful characters to fill up the background of this story was a very good idea in my book And I will certainly love to know ow to make the cucumber and green cabbage salad with fennel orange and oatsTHREE STARS means OKAY It was OKAY Fun really I m in a good mood And I LOVED the idea of a book van I did mention that right Oh dear oh dear oh dear I checked this book out from the library because it sounded kind of like my life For me everything changed when I ad to leave my job at an independent bookstore and then when it closed down for good I ad a great memory for where each book was often what it looked like who wrote it what series it was in what order the series went in authors pseudonyms and what books people might like if they liked this This is a really lovely read and I cannot think of anything I didn t like about it It is the story of Nina a Librarian who is made redundant from er job in Birmingham who starts a new life for erself by buying a van in Scotland and transforming it into a mobile bookshopThe characters are all people you just cannot elp liking and Nina erself is someone you would just love to be friends with in real life I adored the setting in the Scottish Highlands which are beautifully described especially the scenery although the Highland dancing and the Midsummer Festival celebrations were. An alternate cover edition can be found ereGiven a back room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex Nina misses er old role terribly dealing with.
review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Jenny ColganFantastic to read about The author just made me want to cram a load of books into our camper van and Frazz 3 1416 head off up there myself to start my own bookshop It is a story which just oozes romance of the non predictable kind you are really kept guessing for uite a large part of the read as to what is going toappen There is the lovely mix of misunderstandings and red The Thought Of High Windows herrings which really kept my interest throughoutIt is a definite curl up on the sofa read one you can totally lose yourself in Highly recommended Many thanks to the publisher via Netgalley for the review copy Loved all the bookshop and book talk and that s about it Nina was a mousy bore and clumsy idiot to boot The only parts where she was interesting was when she was trying to changeer life and was in the process of moving to rural Scotland to sell books out of a van As soon as the love interests came on the scene Nina lost what little charm she Mirrors Of Destruction War Genocide And Modern Identity had and turned into a pathetic desperate whiny doormat who panted between a bitter mean divorced mess and a married creep The romance ruined what couldave been a alf decent book I didn t want to read about a dull doormat chasing after a guy who spent alf The Hadassah Covenant his time bitching ater and the other Your Eternal Self half the time ignoringer The author should Scotland The Story Of A Nation have concentrated on theeroine making a success of The Wandering Taoist her bookshopmoving to a sleepy village with uirky characters part of the story I as Iave now extensively written about on this time sucking website am fixated on books about bookstoresThey re not the only thing I read They re not necessarily even my favorite thing to read about But I can t stop thinking about them and I can t stop picking them upSurprisingly or maybe not since it s me this very rarely goes super wellThis was a pretty good caseI don t tend to like books about bookstores that turn out to be about fluffy romance but this one struck the ratio very well Mostly because the romance didn t really come into play until the very endThere were also bonus good things like all the beautiful Scotland scenery scenes of our protagonist decorating a van which fulfilled all my childhood Boxcar Children desires lots of delicious food descriptionsBut like the idea of the US government set forth in the Constitution and maybe not in execution life comes with checks and balances and there were also bonus bad thingssuch as a weird temporary love triangle or basically a beginning of the book romance that was very strangely and painfully tossed away when it could The Love School have simply not existed FAKE BOOKS THE BOOKS IN THIS BOOKSTORE DO NOT EXIST WHY WHAT IS THE POINTBut overall I m just grateful this isn t How to Find Love in a BookshopAnd that warrants three starsBottom line Sure fine whatever things i love books bookstores books about bookstores Full review now posted belowI love books with all of myeart Most kids sleep with stuffed animals but I slept with some book or another even before I could read them
FOR MYSELF I WAS BORN WITHmyself I was born with intense love for words and the worlds that writers can craft with them Because of that fervent adoration for all things books I delight in finding books about books Sadly though often than not the books about books that I pick up tend to leave me disappointed There are a few exceptions of course The Shadow Of The Wind The Neverending Story of the Wind The Neverending Story Inkheart being a few that made me so Bolsheviks The Intellectual Political History Of The Triumph Of Communism In Russia happy that myeart felt as though surely it would burst But others such as Mr Penumbra s 24 Hour Bookstore Fangirl and this one all left me feeling unsatisfied The first set of books were truly odes to the power of books Books were conveyed as important friends to be treasured and revisited as often as possible The second set of books I listed started out that way But eventually books cease being viewed as treasures and are viewed instead as crutches things only clung to by those who aren t truly living their own lives and thus Bombay Rains Bombay Girls have to live vicariously through the stories of others I disagree with that view of books vehemently Yes books are a safe place to turn to when you re lonely or in pain I can logically agree that books are sometimes used as crutches toelp us get through life My problem with that line of thinking is this what on earth is wrong with crutches I would rather Medieval Indian Society And Culture Advanced Study In The History Of Medieval India Vol Iii have something to lean on thatelps me walk steadily and securely through my life #THAN HOBBLE BECAUSE I M TOO #hobble because I m too to use a crutch Besides that in the words of George RR Martin A reader lives a thousand lives before The Outer Temple Of Witchcraft Circles Spells And Rituals he dies The man who never reads lives only one Now onto the actual book I m supposed to be reviewing The Bookshop on the Corner was really cute especially through the firstalf Nina our main character was faced with a uge change in er life and she made the most of it by embracing The Magic Raindrop her love of books ander dream of fostering that love in others by opening Public Institutions In India Performance And Design her own book shop Her bookshop wasn t conventional and neither was the community she moved to in order to open it but it suiteder well She How High The Bounty had a cast of cute and sometimes crazy friends and patrons who for the most part were incredibly supportive Nina s favorite thing in the world was literary matchmaking pairing a person with the perfect book for where they were in their life That is until People greetinger regulars making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs Then a new business nobody else wants catches Daughter Of Hounds her eye owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottishighlands No co. Ove derailed O Filho Das Sombras her life Those of you whoave read this I Rainha Das Trevas hope you liked my pun there And that s where the book let me down where it shifted from a love story about books to just being a love story with a few books scatteredere and there And the love story was my most ated trope a love triangle Both guys were cute and all I just can t stand love triangles for some reason They make my lip curl Also I ve become spoiled to the phenomenal writing found in fantasy nowadays and the writing in this book fell flat for me comparatively This story was light and cute and sweet #but it just felt like consuming empty calories The Bookshop on the corner by Jenny #it just felt like consuming empty calories The Bookshop on the corner by Jenny is a 2016 William Morrow Paperbacks publication The title alone was enough to catch my eye I love books about books and this one will truly resonate with people like me who live and breathe books no matter what genre you prefer When Nina loses er beloved job at the library she finds the courage to start The Making Of Victorian Values Decency And Dissent In Britain 1789 1837 her life over usinger expert skills of matching people with books She buys a van and moves to Scotland and becomes a successful book seller But the journey is fraught with setbacks adjustments and a flood of personal turmoil as she settles into a small Scottish community and begins spreading the love of books and reading with the folks who live there Nina s character slowly blossoms as she faces a few Canada S Mystery Man Of High Finance hard knocks and meets those challenges with fortitude than she thought possible Her adventures are oftenilarious sometimes poignant but er kindness and onesty touches an entire community as well as the The Singer Trilogy The Mythic Retelling Of The Story Of The New Testament heart of a certain gentleman makinger a true inspiration This feel good story naturally appealed to the book lover in me Nina and I could be two peas in a pod and I instantly related to Stories Of Scottsboro her often smiling and nodding whener exuberance for books popped off the page While I took great pleasure in watching Nina tirelessly spread the gift of books to Temporary Slave her isolated community the story evolves into something proving that people can work together to resolve problems if only they would try to see things from a perspective other than their own It s also aboutaving the courage to pursue your dreams for not settling or giving up no matter On The Road Around South Of France how bleak things seem at the time All the characters are slightly uirky and are well drawn with compelling stories of the their own adding much depth charm and warmth to this delightful tale This is a uick and easy read is very lightearted and witty and is sure to lift your spirits and solidify your love of reading and books and of course recommending them to all your friends family and community Overall anyone will like this book I think but contemporary romance readers and chick lit fans will definitely want to check this one out 4 stars Shout out to this fabulous book in my latest YouTube Video all about My Favorite Bookish Books And While I favorite bookish books and while I a little baking in the background Thanks for watching and When You Can T Do It Alone happy readingThe Written ReviewThis book spoke to my soul Because every day with a book is slightly better than one without and I wish you nothing but theappiest of days Nina Redmond is my favorite kind of main character she feels like a best friend A very bookish best friend The best possible kind of best friendNina is was a librarian Her job was Breaking Autism S Barriers A Father S Story her everything She spent every waking moment caring for all of the little library books curling up with a new novel every night and most importantlyelping people find the book that they needed the most Books were er everything for Nina whenever reality or the grimmer side of reality threatened to invade she always turned to a bookThey ad mended The Secret Way To War The Downing Street Memo And The Iraq War S Buried History hereart when it was broken and encouraged The Watchers her toope when she was down But all that vanished All that comfort and security from Using Statistics To Understand The Environment her library job snuffed out And Nina is just reeling and the midst ofer panic she comes to a realization with the The Origins Of Yoga And Tantra Indic Religions To The Thirteenth Century help ofer friend Just do something You might make a mistake then you can fix it But if you do nothing you can t fix anything And your life might turn out full of regrets So armed with an unwieldy old van and far books than one can imagine Nina sets off to explore the countryside selling er books at farmers markets and festivals all the while blossoming from a shy timid librarian to the woman she was always meant to beI absolutely adored this story The romance was so well done it was one of those romances where you fall in love with the way they re falling in love And the books so many books just cinched the novel for me I want to go out and check out every last book from the library that Nina suggests As an aside I loved the way the author dedicated the book There is no dedication in this book because the entire book is dedicated to you the reader To all readersBecause this Book Is About Reading And Books And is about reading and books and these things can change your life always I would argue for the better The 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge A book that involves a library or bookstoreAudiobook CommentsAn absolute pleasure to listen to thank you Lucy Price Lewis You are a fabulous reader The 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge A book that involves a bookstore or libraryYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading. Mputers Shortages Out all ours in the freezing cold; driving with a tiny stock of books not to mention La Reina De Los Condenados how the little community is going to take toer particularly when she stalls the bus on a level crossing.