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i want to open a book store that is 24 hours and people can finally go out at like 2am and be like “i just finished the first book in the series i need the next one stat” or if people are just having a stressful night and want to be surrounded by books

My favorite part about this post is that someone understands that it’s calming to be surrounded by books

a book nightclub.

read responsibly.

Someone make this happen pls.

I think this is my calling

Fortunately, the Milk

Fortunately, the MilkFortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I couldn’t tell you who enjoyed this book more, myself or my daughter.

A quick trip to the corner store for milk turns into quite the adventure! Of course mum is out of town when this happens. (That’s usually the case when these sorts of things happen.) There is everything in this tale from dinosaurs, time travel, aliens, vampires and volcano gods who demand sacrifices. Oh, and let’s not forget the ponies!

As much as as this story is, the illustrations really bring everything to life. I borrowed this book from the library for the little one and I will definitely acquire my own copy.

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour BookstoreMr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is absolutely a bibliophile’s novel. It is a book about books, a secret society involved with books, Google, a bookstore, and yes, more books.

It was equally parts nerdy/geeky. There is a great balance between the book world and technology. Clay, our self designated rogue in this story is charming and witty. I found his first person point of view engaging! He’s definitely someone I would have been friends with in real life. His friends are wonderful and supportive through this entire adventure. I was reminded of the days when Potter books were still being released and that entire feeling of community was there. This book evokes that from me. It was just so much fun to read. The twists were never quite what I expected. It was fast paced and I couldn’t help but get sucked in.

It is very contemporary but I think that works for this story. I don’t want to give away too much of the story but there is a quote that just sums things up rather nicely.

"After that, the book will fade, the way all books fade in your mind. But I hope you will remember this:
A man walking fast down a dark lonely street. Quick steps and hard breathing, all wonder and need. A bell above a door and the tinkle it makes. A clerk and a ladder and warm golden light, and then: the right book exactly, at exactly the right time

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