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.