The Little Paris Bookshop

Aug 26

The Little Paris Bookshop

I sincerely wanted to like this book by Nina George. She is a German author, I just kept thinking that something must have been lost in translation. Jean Perdu lost the love of his life twenty one years ago. He answered his calling as a literary apothecary and completed ignored his personal life. He finds a letter from his long lost love, and that sends him on a...

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The Woman in Cabin 10

Aug 15

The Woman in Cabin 10

I cannot remember a time when I didn’t love to read. My Dad has a funny picture of me, no more than 18 months old, lying flat on my belly, propped up on my chubby baby elbows, reading the Sunday newspaper. Of course, it was upside down, but you get the point. My Grandma on my mother’s side was an avid reader. She was also super good at sharing. She had a...

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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Aug 13

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

  Spoiler alert: Most of the things are ugly, as opposed to wonderful. Bryn Greenwood’s writing style is captivating and fast moving. I could not put the book down; yet it left a decidedly disgusting taste in my reader mouth. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is the story of Wavy Quinn. She is a child born to a drug dealing, abusive father and a mentally...

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Aug 04

Slaughterhouse-Five

This classic by Kurt Vonnegut has long been on my to-read list. I found this book while browsing with my friend Theresa at Books at Park Place while vacationing in my old hometown, St. Petersburg, Florida. I lived in the Gandy/North 4th Street area for roughly 16 years; there were never any good book stores close to me. Then I come back for a visit, and there sits a...

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