The Bookshop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan

Nov 02

The Bookshop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan

This story is for all of you folks addicted to books out there. Jenny Colgan has a great sense of humor. She tells the tale of Nina, a recluse living in Birmingham (and inside of books!) until she one day realizes her job at the local library is in jeopardy. She takes a huge leap of faith when she decides to open her own mobile bookstore in a tiny village in...

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The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin

Oct 30

The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin

This book by Ali Benjamin is a touching story for young teens all the way up to adult readers. It was a great way to get lost for an afternoon while my husband worked yet another ’24+4′ shift at the local hospital. I was made for elementary school. I loved it so much that I never missed a day. I loved the teachers, I loved the library, I loved gifted...

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The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Oct 26

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

I have somehow made it through several reading decades never having read this amazing book. J’accuse you of an egregious omission, every lit teacher I have ever had! It’s weird to say that I loved this book, due to the dark subject matter and Sylvia Plath’s tragically short life…but I was absolutely fascinated the whole way through. Esther...

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Welcome to Night Vale -Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Oct 24

Welcome to Night Vale -Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

I may not be cool or smart enough for this book. This story was birthed from bimonthly podcasts about the one of a kind town of Night Vale. There are strange things afoot in this desert city. Angels, folks that don’t age, dead beat dads that multiply, and murderous librarians, to name a few. Two women find themselves with a confounding piece of paper that they...

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