Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Book for Bibliophiles?

I am woefully behind on my book reviews. I have three that I need to post. However, I just had to share something with you.

I was in a funk last night and decided to finally pick up my copy of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY. I am sixty pages in and I am hooked. I can only hope that this book fulfills its promise.

The book came onto my radar because one of the authors was a bookseller at my favorite local independent bookstore.

For now, I will leave you this passage from the book:

"Booksellers really are a special breed. No one in their right mind would take up clerking in a bookstore for the salary, and no one in his right mind would want to own one--the margin of profit is too small. So, it has to be a love of readers and reading that makes them do it--along with first dibs on the new books."

As a former bookseller, current library worker and freamer of owning her own bookstore...I couldn't agree more!

1 comment:

KnittingReader said...

I was surprised by how much I loved that book!