Review: Twenty-one Truths about Love

Number of people with ideas on how to improve the bookstore this week 6 Number of books actually purchased by these people 2 Number of viable, potentially profitable ideas offered 0 Worst idea “Sell pets. Market them as the kinds of pets that Harry and Ron and Hermione had. Owls, cats, rats, and such.” Second... Continue Reading →

Review: Beverly, Right Here

“She put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still. This is what Beverly wanted — what she always wanted. To get away. To get away as fast as she could. To stay away,” - Kate DiCamillo

Review: Inkspell

“Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.” Cornelia Funke

Review: Today Will Be Different

“But then you stop nursing and the terrible truth descends: Your good brain is never coming back. You’ve traded vocabulary, lucidity, and memory for motherhood. You know how you’re in the middle of a sentence and you realize at the end you’re going to need to call up a certain word and you’re worried you won’t be able to, but you’re already committed so you hurtle along and then pause because you’ve arrived at the end but the word hasn’t? And it’s not even a ten-dollar word you’re after, like polemic or shibboleth, but a two-dollar word, like distinctive, so you just end up saying amazing?Which is how you join the gang of nitwits who describe everything as amazing.” - Maria Semple

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