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suvata
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Pickpick

This is a clever novel that follows the story of Loveday Cardew, a young woman working at a bookshop who prefers books to people. The novel explores themes of love, grief, and the power of literature. It explores her relationships with an array of characters, including her boss, Archie, and a poet, Nathan. The narrative is interspersed with Loveday's tattoos, which feature the first lines of her favorite books, adding a unique layer to the story.

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DestinyMorna
The Lost Bookshop | Evie Woods
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Pickpick

A wonderfully magical book about 2 women separated by decades. Opaline is in 1921 fleeing her brother‘s attempts to arrange her marriage. Martha is our present day narrator fleeing an abusive husband. They are connected by a magical bookshop which appears then disappears. I very much enjoyed this book and it felt like a warm hug to all those who love literature. Even the dedication was special. “TO ALL THE BOOK LOVERS”

5 stars

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Pretty 🏖️🩵 ☀️ 2w
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Robotswithpersonality
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Panpan

I dunno....that was kind of...bad? Maybe unoriginal is a better word. At 2.5x speed on audio, it was palatable; I'm pretty sure I would have skimmed parts if I was reading physically. I did love the idea of a slow burn romance, the introduction of puppy, of little old lady who knows her mysteries, of the potential of fixing up an old property and getting more involved with the community, 1/4

Robotswithpersonality 2/4 even a main character who's bad at life-preserving decisions and at lying. 🤦🏼‍♂️ There's actually the possibility that if I treat this whole book as a prologue, I could like the next in the series a lot more. There are a fair amount of easy shortcut stereotypes/two dimensional/brief descriptions in the characters introduced, 2w
Robotswithpersonality 3/4 but if I think of it as a Harlequin romance with a mystery twist, it's not any worse than a lot of books I read in my late teens/early twenties. For those who, like me, find it kind of shady, heads up that this M/M romance is not own voices rep as it is written by a woman under a pen name. 🙄 2w
Robotswithpersonality 4/4 Not to disparage some truly wonderful writing I have encountered in that space, but finding out the author previously wrote fanfic, is not surprising. If you're looking for a few hours of brain off diversion, you might enjoy it. 2w
rwmg Yeah, I've always found her books to be rather bland but OK for when I want something where no brain power is needed. I wasn't particularly surprised when I found out that she is a woman but I did not like the fact that quite apart from the male pen-name, she had actively tried to deny she was a woman and pass herself off as a gay man. 2w
Robotswithpersonality @rwmg Yikes! The back story emerges and it is icky! 2w
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rmaclean4
The Lost Bookshop | Evie Woods
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Panpan

It took me months to finish this historical, fatasy romance. There are two timelines in the novel. I figured out the twist well before the novel revealed the connection between the past and present. The writing was cliqued at times. I was not the right reader for this novel. 2 🌟

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AroundTheBookWorld
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CoffeeNBooks
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Pickpick

What a lovely story of how so many peoples' lives are changed, in both big and small ways, by Nightingale Books, the little Bookshop in the town of Peasebrook. When Julius Nightingale passes away, his daughter Emelia comes back home and temporarily takes over his bookshop. Everyone in town stops by to make sure Emelia knows how much her father and his bookshop meant to them.
#LitsyLoveReads
#ReadAway2024 #AwesomeApril Readathon @andrew65

Princess-Kingofkings This one sounds delightful. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
julieclair Sounds lovely! Stacked! 2w
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MsLeah8417
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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bookish_wookish
Book Clubbed | Lorna Barrett
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May BOTM picks are live!

What is everyone thinking?!

BookwormAHN I picked the Ministry of Time 🤎 3w
bookish_wookish I have that one on hold at the library! @BookwormAHN 3w
BookwormAHN I have Middletide on hold. 3w
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Morr_Books
The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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My 12th independent bookstore visit on the #HTXBookCrawl24 was to Candescent Books, which is a pop-up bookstore that was set-up at Native Coffee in downtown Houston. The owner not only has a good amount of popular books available, but also homemade candles. The historical fiction candle was my favorite, even though that is not my favorite book genre. This a great spot to hang with friends or just sit with a good book.

RedxoHearts I'm jealous! I just heard of this but rarely get over towards Houston. It would be a fun time to go visit them all though 3w
Morr_Books @RedxoHearts This is the first time that Houston is doing this, so I got overly excited. These bookstores spanned more than 100 miles, so I did a lot of driving this month but loved it! 3w
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