Book Date


Oh Lord……

I am trying to read this book.

Really, I am.

I don’t know what it is, I am struggling.

I know its just me, but I feel like mid paragraph there will be a random sentence that doesn’t make sense and I go “HUH???”.

I get lost in those paragraphs.

But, I’m sticking with it.

I’m 150 pages in….I feel I have to stick with it.


That said, last night we lost power at 5pm.

What to do but turn flash lights on, make shadow puppets and then put the kids to bed early.

Luckily, I had charged my kindle.

So, I started How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry.

Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in Peasebrook, a picture-postcard Cotswold town, is a dream comes true for booklovers. Everyone who enters falls in love with something.

But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open and the developers are circling. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous – but what about the promise she made to her father? Not to mention her customers, for whom the shop is a comfort, a meeting place, a lifeline.

There’s Gary, a stable lad for a nearby trainer, who buys books to read to Nikki, who is lying in a coma. He spends every spare hour at Nikki’s bedside, never giving up hope that she will come round.

Betty, who runs a supperย club from her tiny cottage, has a huge crush on a man she met and then lost in the cookery section, somewhere Auguste Escoffier and Marco Pierre White.

Mrs Norris repeatedly ‘forgets’ to pay for her books – and Emilia never has the heart to remind her. But Mrs Norris isn’t quite as forgetful as she pretends …

And then Emilia meets Dexter, local jack-the-lad, who is looking to improve his English so he can better himself. He buys all Emilia’s recommendations, and together they re-discover all her favourite authors. But Dexter has a secret, and is not all he seems…

One solid hour of reading and I’m hooked.

So, sorry The Favorite Sister, you’re going on the back burner for right now.

No audio books lately…lots of podcasts instead (Serial, Armchair Expert, This American Life).

Have a great week!

Joining BookDate and The Caffeinated Reviewer

9 thoughts on “Book Date

  1. juliascreativeyear says:

    Life’s too sorry to persist with books we’re not enjoying… That said, I find it super hard to give up on one once I’ve started it. So glad you’re enjoying love in a bookshop… It’s on my shelves, waiting to be read sometime soon. Happy reading ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜Š


  2. buffywnabe says:

    There are too many books on my TBR pile for me to keep reading a book I can’t get into. I’m even to the point where I’ll let a blog tour know I can’t finish or give a good review, instead of forcing myself to read it. But I understand the struggle to give up! Hopefully the book will pick up for you next time you get a chance to read it. Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature’s Sunday Post


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