Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Lost for Words Bookshop ~ by Stephanie Butland


A book is a match in the smoking second between strike and flame.

Archie says books are our best lovers and our most provoking friends.  He's right, but I'm right, too.  Books can really hurt you.

I thought I knew that, the day I picked up the Brian Patten.  It turned out that I still had a lot to learn.

The Lost for Words Bookshop
~ by Stephanie Butland, 2017, fiction

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people.  If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin.  But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you.  The used bookstore where she works is her hiding place.  She’s been content as an introvert to spend her days in anonymity as she goes through piles of donated books.  When books from her childhood — the EXACT same books — suddenly begin to show up in boxes, Loveday must face her past in order to pursue her future.


Joy Renee said...

Oh. I want to read this. I checked out the author on goodreads and found another title I want to read: Letters to my Husband in which a widow writes letters to her husband. Something I've been contemplating to help me get my words back.

Thot to check in on you to see if you were participating in the Dewey thon at all tomorrow. I just got my post set to publish shortly before 5am. I was supposed to have that done and be asleep in time to have a solid 8 to 9 hours of sleep before 4:30 but of course I failed the plan as usual. But sleep is where I'm headed now.

I hope you are well.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Yes, I'm doing the readathon. Here's the link to my blog post where I'll do updates:

I'm well, and I hope you are staying safe during this pandemic, too. Good to hear from you, Joy Renee.