I’m featuring The Bookshop On the Corner. I saw the book cover on a table at the library and knew I wanted to check it out. The book starts off with “A Message To Readers” and I felt an immediate connection with the author, Jenny Colgan. She writes about all those great places one can enjoy reading: in bed or a hammock, on the bus, while taking a walk and so on. It’s definitely a book for book-lovers.
Here’s the first paragraph:
The problem with good things that happen is that very often they disguise themselves as awful things. It would be lovely, wouldn’t it, whenever you’re going through something difficult, if someone could just tap you on the shoulder and say, “Don’t worry, it’s completely worth it. It seems absolutely horrible right now, but I promise it will all come good in the end,” and you could say, “Thank you Fairy Godmother.” You might also say, “Will I also lose that seven pounds?” And they will say,”But of course, my child.”
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?
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