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The Bookshop on the Corner
The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel | Jenny Colgan
Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Meg Donohue, Sophie Kinsella, and Nina Georges The Little Paris Bookshop. Losing myself in Jenny Colgans beautiful pages is the most delicious, comforting, satisfying treat I have had in ages.Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Secrets Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobilea mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers theres plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place thats beginning to feel like home a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
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Lizpixie
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1. I rarely read romances but I love anything by Jenny Colgan for some reason! It may be the settings or it could be the humour?🤷🏻‍♀️
2. 🔪🔫👮🏻‍♀️❓
3. The variety of Crime/Mystery subgenres is endless. There‘s Police procedural, Thriller, True Crime, Heist, Cozy, Nordic Noir, Suspense, Legal Thriller, Whodunnit, Historical, etc. Not to mention different countries have their own differences.
4. I‘m a complete Cover snob!

#ThoughtfulThursday

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Read4life
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I finished 4 books during the #20in4 Readathon and started Hummingbird Lake. Thank you, @Andrew65 for setting it up once again.

Andrew65 That‘s great, well done 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along. 3w
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Read4life
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Here‘s my reading list for the #20in4 Readathon.
All are welcome. Set your goals and tag @Andrew65
Happy Reading 🤓

Elizabeth2 I really liked The Bookshop on the Corner. Enjoy! 1mo
Andrew65 Thanks for sharing. 😍 Great book choices. 1mo
Read4life @Elizabeth2 Thank you! 1mo
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candc320
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Pickpick

This was a really cute read. Not as good as the author‘s The Christmas Bookshop which, in all honesty, was so good I bought a number of this author‘s other books including this one. Nina‘s dream of owning a beautiful bookmobile that she takes around recommending the perfect book to her patrons is a true dream. I just wish more time was spent with the books and less with the various romances. The wrap up felt rushed as well. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ErinSueMreads I love this book so much 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect ❤️📚👍🏻 3mo
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Emu
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Mehso-so

Definitely a feel good book, but I was a bit bored with it.

PatriciaU I read maybe three of her books before I got bored. I do, though, pick one up if I‘m feeling in need of an easy, uplifting read. (edited) 5mo
Emu I might do that too. It was an easy feel-good book 😊 5mo
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Amoon
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Pickpick

This book was a true delight! My favorite film is Local Hero (set in Scotland) and this book brings me back there. Nina, total book lover and librarian loses her job at a library in the city and is totally destroyed. She has a fantasy dream of opening a movable bookshop in a van. The van is in Scotland and she ends up moving there because regulations in England won‘t allow her to park the van anywhere. There‘s the magic of books and later romance

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EmilyM
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Mehso-so

I mostly enjoyed this cozy read. I wished it focused a bit more on the Bookshop aspect of the story instead of the romance aspect, but that's just my personal taste. Loved the Scottish setting, was annoyed by the best friend. I don't know that I am interested in reading any more in the series. They seem to have mixed reviews. ⭐⭐⭐/5 stars

MallenNC Her most recent book, The Christmas Bookshop, is loosely part of this series and I think it focused more on the book shop part of the story. 6mo
EmilyM @MallenNC Thanks! I may check that out! 6mo
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short_soprano
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4/5 ⭐️s // a quaint little novel about a laid-off librarian who moves to Scotland. overall, I really liked it - but there were some things that irked me. naming books that don‘t exist, after giving incredible plot lines - rude. cussing - out of line with the character of the novel. hating on England - not my vibe. and the best friend was incredibly annoying.

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Sharpeipup
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#steamygiveaway @BennettBookworm
My favorite mug of all time got lost in a move so this is my current favorite. ☕️

BennettBookworm Thanks for entering!! 11mo
marleed Ohh, sending you that smiley face hugging a heart. I have a significant collection of mugs to tell the story of my life. But I hone in on one and use it for years. My current mug has been in daily use for over 3 years! 11mo
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Ellies_Books06
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Pickpick

📖 I simply fell in love with this book. I will definitely get my paperback edition. I need to have it on my shelf📖

#jennycolgan #bookbuddy

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One of the books I'm reading "got me at hello", I live Jenny Colgan, I have enjoyed every book I have read of her, so far this one is no exception.

Happy reading dears!
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BarkingMadRun
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This was so cute! Loved every minute and it got me my second #bookspinbingo I‘m two books away from a third! Will I make it? Stay tuned! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 12mo
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BarkingMadRun
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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#currentread while I‘m volunteering at a bookshop that‘s actually on a corner….

Ruthiella Maybe you should look for a book about how to become a millionaire and maybe it will come true too? 😂 12mo
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kricheal
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Starting this one again.. I partially read this for a book club last year. 🤷‍♀️

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robinb
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Pickpick

This was such a sweet story. Wonderful cast of characters and I fell in love with both Scotland and Nina‘s Bookshop of Happily-Ever-After. Humorous and a little heart wrenching as Nina, who takes a leap of faith after losing her librarian job, also has to come to terms with love not always being as perfect as it is in her precious books. A wonderful story of love, both romantic and for one‘s community/self. 4/5⭐️ ⬇️

robinb Looking forward to reading more from this author. April‘s #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks 1y
ScientistSam I really enjoyed this one! 1y
robinb @ScientistSam it was so good! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I've this one on my TBR so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!! 1y
robinb @TheAromaofBooks 👍😊🎉🎉 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Pickpick

I have truly enjoyed all the books I have read by Jenny Colgan. This one is no different. The main character, Nina, bugged me a little at times, but the setting and story and supporting characters kept me in it. For me, her books are a great "weekend by the fire" kind of read. ??

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Happy Saturday... 🤓❤️🐶🐶📖
#greatdane #doxie #snuggles

Leftcoastzen Adorable! 1y
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sharread
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Pickpick

Oh my I've always wanted to open a bookshop and reading two books with the main character having the name Nine in a life of books I'm thinking this is a sign. This book in more ways than one showed me how books evolve with us during or lifetime and the generations forward. It was a bit slow at times but still a fun read. 4 stars.

Crazeedi I love books with "book' in the title! This was a good one. I told my husband if I ever become a millionaire I'm going to have a used bookstore/coffeeshop! My dream 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Happy St. Patrick‘s Day! #luckoftheirish #clovercookie #potogold

Gissy Deliciously cute😋☘️☘️☘️ 1y
maich So pretty💚 1y
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you 😊 @Gissy @maich I took a cookie decorating class the other night for a fun Artist Date. ❤️ 1y
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

My first ever actual bingo on a #bokspinbingo board! And I might still have time to get another before the month is through.

I LOVED this! It was one of those books where you say to yourself this will be the last chapter, and then you just turn the next page and keep reading. Because really what‘s not to love when a librarian who‘s been downsized escapes to rural Scotland to opening a traveling bookstore?

Ruthiella Yahoo! 😃 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 1y
Crazeedi Yay! I'm close to my first bingo ever too, fingers crossed I'll have it by end of month 1y
IndoorDame @Crazeedi exciting!! 1y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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IndoorDame
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#joyousjanuary update

I started The Bookshop On the Corner (tagged) yesterday. I just love books about books! And bookshops, booksellers, librarians, readers...😊 I could tell right off that I was going to like this because in place of a traditional introduction or acknowledgements section was a note to the readers section listing all the places you might read this, and the authors pros and cons(but mostly pros) of each. @Andrew65

Andrew65 They are some of the best books. 1y
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PurpleTulipGirl
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This was balm for my soul after the craziness of the past week. I‘m looking forward to the rest of the series about Nina and her wonderful van of books.

EdnaC I want to read this one but haven‘t gotten to it yet. 1y
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katy4peas
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Oh, Miss Rina! Thank you so much for my goodies. I opened a few days late as I had a bad migraine and was in bed all day and then it was my moms birthday and a busy day at work. This was a very nice surprise and what I needed. I can‘t wait to try the tea tonight and the books are great sounding. I also love the socks! The notepad and the bookmark are fun as well! Thank you for your thoughtfulness. 🥰💕
I hope you get your package from me soon. 😬

LeahBergen I love the socks! 2y
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Bookgoil Love those socks and so many new books to read ! Hope you feel better! 2y
katy4peas @MyBookSwapClub looks like your package finally reached NY. Hopefully it gets delivered to you soon! 💕 2y
katy4peas @Bookgoil thanks! 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot Hey! @katy4peas so glad you like the package and my selection of books!!! I am eagerly waiting for my package :) 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @Bookgoil - thank you so much for organising it!!! 2y
katy4peas Tracking says your package should be delivered on Saturday! @MyBookSwapClub 👍🏼 2y
katy4peas Hey Rina! Did you get your package? My tracker says it was delivered to you yesterday! @MyBookSwapClub 😁💕🎄 1y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @katy4peas hey!!! I‘ve received several packages - currently in basement (I‘ll be opening tomorrow) - I‘m excited and eager to open it tomorrow 🙏🏼 1y
katy4peas @MyBookSwapClub yay! Glad it made it to you safely! 🥳 1y
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BarkingMadRun
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tpixie I learned the British title- it fits the book SO much better 2y
BarkingMadRun @tpixie ohhhhh I love that! 2y
tpixie @BarkingMadRun it makes more sense- this bookshop is not on a ‘corner‘ & she is searching for her happy 😊. It‘s funny how sometimes I seem to like the British titles more than the American ones 🤪 2y
StayCurious 😍 2y
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bluestocking.book.nerd
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"They're not throwing them onto bonfires!" said Nina. "They're not actually Nazis."
"That's what everyone thinks. Then before you know it, you've got Nazis."

Secret Santa swap book from a local group and this is the perfect one to start with!

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i_just_need_caffeine
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Mehso-so

A light but long read. Or rather it felt long. Nina is a British librarian who finds herself running a bookshop in rural Scotland. This is a love story and a story about finding one's self and place. #femaleauthor #womanauthor #femalewriter #womanwriter #romance #fiction #thebookshoponthecorner #bookaboutbooks #bookaboutreading #harpercollins #scotland

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Chelleo
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Starting this as a distraction to the election info that has been bombarding me and only promises to get worse.

AmberWB This is one of my all time favorites. I hope it helps! ❤️ 2y
Chelleo @AmberWB Thanks for the endorsement. Enjoying it so far! 2y
MallenNC I liked this one! I‘m so stressed/anxious about the election. Finding a book to escape into is needed. 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
2 ⭐⭐⭐

*whew* Finally back to decent reading!

CoffeeNBooks I loved The Bookshop on the Corner! 2y
MallenNC I loved Bookshop on the Corner too! This is a cute graphic also. 2y
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Tianarose
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Reading while the minions play.

Eyelit I like Colgan! I went on a binge of her books in January/February 😄 2y
Tianarose @Eyelit this is my first of hers but I am in love so far! 2y
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mom2bugnbee
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Pickpick

Well, that was lovely. I have a feeling that none of Jenny Colgan's books will change my life, but it was palate cleansing & just what my COVID brain needed. I will be reading more.

What's your favorite Colgan?

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

intothehallofbooks My favorite is Little Beach Street Bakery, but I really do love every one of hers that I‘ve read. They‘re delightful. 2y
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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Adorable

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funkycole
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Perfect Saturday morning 📚

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mom2bugnbee
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This is exactly what my #covidbrain needs right now after a challenging first week of teaching. Easy read, lovely setting, interesting characters - it's just lovely thus far. Predictable, but so cozy. #currentread #currentlyreading #24B4Monday

Librarianaut Thanks for posting the recommendation! I just finished my first full week of teaching, too. All I can say is...it was banana-pants!! 2y
CindiB Completely agree. Her books can be a refreshing glass of water. 2y
mom2bugnbee @CindiB Perfect descriptor! 2y
mom2bugnbee @Librarianaut Best wishes for a smoother week! 2y
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BayouGirl85
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Nina definitely did some soul-searching. The book outline the discovery of her true self. #tarottakeover @ErinSueMreads @Meaw_catlady

ErinSueMreads This is in my too three favorite books! Perfect choice! 2y
Meaw_catlady I still need to read this book! 💛 2y
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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Pickpick

Perfect light summer read. What book lover has not dreamt of their own bookstore? 😍

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LadyCait84
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I have a soft spot for books about readers, and this tale of a downsized librarian finding home, purpose, love as she opens a bookshop in the Scottish highlands was a cozy delight.

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Hana321
Pickpick

A charming, finding yourself tale, with a romantic flair. Life long book lover Nina, is laid off from her job after her library is closed. Unwilling to sink to a corporate coffee bar stooge, Nina risks everything to purchase a can so she can make a mobile bookstore. Her plans crumble when she realizes she can‘t set up in her own town. She moves to a small town in the Scottish Highlands, and slowly realizes that is where she always belonged.

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AmyK1
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Finished this one on the beach 🏖 It‘s somewhere between a pick and so-so for me. I love a story about books and the people that love them. I liked Nina. It wasn‘t bad. Just not especially great either.

#doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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marleed
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I‘ve collected a stack of Jenny Colgan books, and my first read was the follow up to this one so I‘ve been waiting for months to finally have Nina as the MC in my hands rather than my TBR. Sometimes a sweet book with likable characters is a little bit of everything.

Birdsong28 Then there is the tagged book which is 3rd in the series 2y
marleed @Birdsong28 I had no idea there was a third! I have to get it - thanks! (edited) 2y
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AmyK1
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Hanging out on the deck with Coffee, who we are dog sitting for a few hours, and my #doublespin book.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks It's a beautiful day here, too!!! 2y
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BayouGirl85
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Pickpick

I feel in love with quirky Nina. Her love of books was infectious. She was so brave to jump head first onto a path that was uncertain. All of this set in the highlands. Wonderfully lovely.

June Book 4/20 #litsylove

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BayouGirl85
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This one is making me smile and laugh. Nina is ridiculously lovely. I can't wait to see how it ends. #litsylove

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BookLove4Ever
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A quick little read. The story itself was just ok. The romance was just kinda there and I just didn‘t feel invested in the characters. I enjoyed the MC‘s book van more than the two male love interests. I really didn‘t like the guy she ended up with. Ending fell flat for me as well. 2 ½ stars ⭐️ ⭐️½

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What I read in April! I tagged the one that was the most fun to read. Working my way through the stack of library books I checked out right before they closed. #aprilwrapup

Avanders How was Happier at Home? Interesting timing w that one.... 😜 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Avanders It was okay. I felt there was too much overlap from The Happiness Project, and it just didn‘t engage me in the same way. If you have my read any of her books, I recommend the Happiness Project over this one. 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Avanders I picked it up because of the timing! 😜 It seemed like the perfect read for quarantine days. 2y
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CoffeeNBooks I loved The Bookshop on the Corner! 2y
Avanders Good idea! And good to know — I have the Happiness Project packed up in boxes somewhere — but I hope to get to it soon! 2y
Gissy Great!!! 2y
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crazyspine
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Pickpick

The audiobook of this was so cute. This is the perfect thing to read right now.

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4thhouseontheleft
Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. My current read, Good Talk, will probably turn out to be my favorite this month. The tagged book was also excellent, but in a different, lighter way.

2. We think our hearts break only from endings - the love gone, the rooms empty, the future unhappening as we stand ready to step into it - but what about how they can shatter in the face of what is possible.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome! Love the quote! ❤ 2y
Megabooks Good Talk is fantastic! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Pickpick

This book was so good! Exactly what I needed right now. I mean, how can you go wrong with a story about books, the Highlands of Scotland, and a dog named Parsley?

In normal times, I would probably have read this in one sitting, rather than 3 days, with lots of interruptions. I will definitely check out some of Colgan‘s other books!

5 1/2 hrs
280/700 pages for #EasterExtravaganza

#pop20 #bookoncover

Enchanted_Bibliophile Off topic; but I love your fairy 🧚‍♀️ 2y
Andrew65 Sounds pure perfection 😍 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks! She has a little book satchel that is really cute. @Andrew65 It is! Parsley is actually a minor character, but I love his name. Kind of wish I would have thought to name our rabbit that, it‘s one of his favorite foods. 😁 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Taking a work break under the Grand Oak! (and inspiration for our neighborhood elementary school‘s name).

I love reading under this tree, and I am patiently waiting for the teens in the shade to move on so I can occupy their spot. 😂

Meanwhile, the wind seemed to stop as soon as Maya started trying to fly her 🪁, but she got it in the air now!

UwannaPublishme Gorgeous place to read and play. 😍👍🏻 2y
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