Found in a Bookshop: The perfect Autumn read - heart-warming and unforgettable
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I didn't realise before I read it that there was a book that came before it, but I have now bought that to read as well, as I think it will fill in some of the gaps and Archie was talked about so much that I want to know more about him. Sometimes we see the person request the book again, we get to learn what happened in the next chapter, sometimes we don’t.
While a tad informal, I thought the writing very good, as is the characterisation even with so many people. Of course, this is the pandemic- we meet people who are struggling with COVID, with isolation, with abuse. There was some uplifting takeaway from the book and I did enjoy all the prescriptions of books for each character I even wrote some down that I would like to try.Het voelde enorm warm aan om te lezen over de boekenwinkel, en de vreugde die een boek teweeg kan brengen bij mensen. If you're looking for a book to make you think more deeply about life, then this would be an excellent choice. This sparks an idea in Loveday and it makes her realise that there is something positive they can do to help people through the crisis and help the business into the bargain.
Yet again Stephanie Butland has hit upon a wonderful idea and has created some lovely characters in these vignettes, all of whom have a different issue. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. While the world around us changes rapidly, the emotions remain the same: fear, loneliness, and a longing for connection.By the way, you can find many book recommendations that will keep me going after I manage to pull myself out of this enchanting world. One day a letter arrives from George and Rosemary enclosing a cheque and asking them to send them books they can read aloud to each other. At various points, I had to take a break from reading it because it brought back memories of lockdown and the sense of claustrophobia, frustration and fear I experienced and that was quite hard to deal with.
It’s the state of mind and heart of the person reading it that will make the book grow into something greater than the words printed in it. It could have felt a bit contrived, as so many books are listed and recommended, but somehow it works. I loved the concept of getting books as part of mental health and how they can help us through rough times.I loved the quotes and the chapters where it feels that Stephanie Butland is talking to me personally about the power of books and reading. I liked the idea that when you read the first sentence of any book, you are completing the author’s work. It's filled with the recommendations that they provide - books for loneliness, books to scare you, books for being normal or books to travel somewhere new.