I love that the #24in48readathon has me picking up books outside of my wheelhouse - just cause I‘m not up to a marathon of “literary fiction.” I was dubious about this one for the first few chapters, but it ended up being so much fun! I finally picked up City of Girls from the library... maybe that‘s next up? #24in48
Today I had to do all the things I put off yesterday, so I‘m behind with no chance of making 24 hours - but that‘s okay, I just wanted a good excuse to hunker down with books for the weekend. Now that adulting is done, I‘m back to it! #24in48
An old friend visited today, and we went to the bookstore. She bought several books, including this one. I bought this copy for me... as cover to buy & gift her Space Opera and Record of a Spaceborn Few.
When you sell books for a living, you give books to chosen family.
I‘m only part of the way through this book but I love it so far! I totally identify with the heroine Nina. She‘s an introverted, bookish, socially awkward woman who finds out she has the boisterous family she never knew and now wants to be a part of her life. Apparently there‘s a romantic plot as well, though I‘m not quite to that point as well. So far it‘s hilarious - and v relatable.
“Nina worries she liked being alone too much( it was the only time she ever fully relaxed. People were . . . exhausting. They made her anxious. Leaving her apartment every morning was the turning over a giant hourglass, the mental energy she‘d stored up overnight eroding grain by grain.”
Will I finish this one? I don‘t know - it‘s not really my wheelhouse. But this quote (even as a social worker) is oh so #relatable
Episode 47 of the Brit Lit Podcast features Abbi Waxman, author of the delightful novel THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL, which is out now. She talks about the booksellers that inspired the novel, the joys and challenges of being a Brit in the US, and more. https://buff.ly/2LdOcKw
🍭🍭🍭🍭 this book is perfect for us book nerds! Review is up on my blog. https://reecaspieces.com/2019/07/10/the-bookish-life-of-nina-hill-by-abbi-waxman...
Omg this book was so amazing! If you're a bookworm read this book! It's funny, relatable, and heartfelt.
Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/review-the-bookish-life-of-nina-h...
I've read 122 books so far in 2019. I'd easily say this is better than 120 of them, and might tie the other. Your mileage may vary, but I can't imagine a world where anyone on this site not enjoying this novel & protagonist. It's charming, witty, funny, touching, heart-string-tugging, and generally entertaining. I don't know what else to say other than: Go, go read this, go buy it, expect it as a gift from me (if you receive gifts from me).
Guys it‘s fine, my son is taking the worlds latest nap (okay maybe an exaggeration) but it was so needed I don‘t really want to wake him and we can just sit here in the garage (don‘t worry, door‘s open) and I can read.... The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman is SO good too. Books about people who love books are always in my wheelhouse and this author‘s writing is so witty and engaging.
Who doesn't like a book about books, bookworm, and love? Right, nobody! Meet Nina Hill and her bookish life:
(Day 24 - #SummerNightCity)
*It‘s that time again—when all the magazines & bloggers suggest books to fulfill one‘s desires when the weather heats up—time for the summer beach read!! I‘ve not read the tagged one, but it is on several lists. Hope you all have hot summer reading bliss! 📚 ☀️ 🏖 👏🏻 ♥️
A friend recently raved about Abbi Waxman so I picked up this ARC from #Netglley. The writing is chatty and witty, so I get the appeal. The story is a cute modern fairy tale where shy girl born to outgoing single Mom discovers family she never knew she had at the same time her trivia team loses, her bookstore is bought out, she finds love and, you guys! IT'S ALL TOO MUCH FOR HER! Snark aside, this is a fun, quick read. Out July 9.
I should stop reading books set in and around bookstores because I always end up frustrated and disappointed no matter how good the book may be otherwise. I have a librarian friend who says the same is true for librarians and libraries and it's likely true no matter which profession you're in.
1. A trip to Boston for my birthday and a trip to Orlando for my daughter‘s birthday. We‘re going to swim with dolphins in FL! 🐬
2. Tagged. It sounds like a good summer read! 📚
3. I love fresh blackberries, and I also make killer homemade cookies and cream popsicles! 😛
4. 105 😎
5. If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 👋🏻
Nina Hill enjoys a perfectly scheduled life working at a bookstore, competing on a local trivia team, and catering to Phil-her cat. Nina, an anxious introvert‘s world is turned upside down when her deceased father, who she never knew, includes her in his eccentric will. Suddenly she has a crazy new family intertwined with complications at her bookstore job and hopeful new romance. An absolutely delightful, laugh out loud novel to warm your heart!
I loved this. I MAY have found the introverted book nerd with anxiety and daddy issues who has trouble dating and lives alone with a cat in a major metropolis protagonist a tad relatable, but the story was also really fun. I loved the humor and references. Some parts were a little cheesetacular but it was worth it. Definitely right up my alley. #ARC
This was cute, and funny.. I loved all the book references and Nina is an extremely relatable character. It was pretty predictable, however. I used Abbi Waxman‘s books as my #mmdchallenge 3 books by the same author. This one ranked in between the other two for me.
This is cracking me up.. she goes on to describe how she imagines this woman... but I actually had a patron call me recently about finding the original bullet journal book, and I think it was authored by a man, actually!
This looks cute. I didn‘t read her last one but I did like In The Garden Of Small Beginnings: