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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING
MY BOOK BEGINNING
On the ferry from Hyannis to Alice Island, Amelia Loman paints her nails yellow and, while waiting for them to dry, skims her predecessor's notes. "Island Books, approximately $250,000.00 per annum in sales, the better portion of the in the summer months to folks on holiday," Harvey Rhodes reports.
-- The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. This is my book club's book for May and I am ready to dive in. It's all booky charming bookishness. Hip hip hooray!
I see this book once again! :) Must be a sign I need to read it soon ...ReplyDelete
I love books that are booky charming bookishness! :-)ReplyDelete
We are discussing this book net month for my book club, too. I read it last year and enjoyed it immensely.ReplyDelete
My Friday Quotes
I love reading books about books, I'll have to check this one out.ReplyDelete
I have this book...and now I am even more eager to read it. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I really want to read this one. I read a few of the short stories already.ReplyDelete
My daughter-in-law just recommended this book to me! It sounds like a good story.ReplyDelete
Guess that's another book to add to my tbr.ReplyDelete
Nice opening line! I love that it's about books :D Books about books really make you feel closer to the story!ReplyDelete
I just finished this book last night and loved it! It's like a modern re-telling of Silas Marner.ReplyDelete
I LOVED this book. Hope you do too.ReplyDelete
I have heard so many good things about this book.ReplyDelete
ENJOY!! I am sure your book club will love it and have a wonderful discussion.
My Book Beginnings
I enjoyed this book though I wasn't as in love with it as so many people were. I think I would've liked it better if my expectations weren't quite so high. I hope you enjoy the read!ReplyDelete
I have heard a lot of good things about this book as well and it's been on my 'want to read so badly'-list for quite some time! The beginning is fun but I want to know who her predecessor is! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
My Friday post
Juli @ Universe in Words
A friend of my just read this! I think I'll have to add it to my tbr. :)ReplyDelete
My book club is also planning to read and discuss this book. It definitely sounds interesting! Thanks for hosting this cool meme.ReplyDelete
Oh I really want to read that one as it sounds fun. :)ReplyDelete
Storied Life is SUCH a GREAT book! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
For some reason this one isn't already on my TBR list, although as it is about books, I don't know why - time to remedy that!
There is a great line in the premise, which reads:
"No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World."
It sounds as though A.J.'s bookshop isn't doing so well though, so I wonder if he survives - and is that because of, or in spite of, Amelia's yellow nails!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.
I've seen this title often. I have it written on one of my long lists, I think. I like books about books?ReplyDelete
This book is new to me. I hope you're enjoying it.ReplyDelete