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#188 Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore

The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest.

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Yarn Along 18

Joining Ginny and sharing what I’m reading and knitting.

I continue to work on my Harvest cardigan. This is a pretty fast knit for being a piece of clothing. 120 more words

Yarn Along

Dear Mr. Knightley (Katherine Reay)

In a word: Cute

You will all be glad to know that this book is not trying to be Emma. It’s about a literature-loving girl who grew up on the streets and in the foster care system, writing letters to an anonymous benefactor who is paying for her to go to graduate school. 198 more words

Book Reviews

"The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George

‘You see, Jordan’, said Perdu, taking a different tack, ‘a book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy.

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The Reengineers: A Review by Nimi Arora

A beautifully written review by Nimi Arora, which made me look at The Reengineers from a reader’s eyes. In these insightful lines which have captured the essence of my novel, I see that Chinmay now belongs to the world. 916 more words


Getting into the Scavenger Hunt

Last summer, while wandering the library I discovered the book The Book Scavenger. I was quickly enthralled by the book which takes kids on an adventure through the streets of San Francisco searching for books that have been hidden and also for clues that have been left by a writer who was about to launch a new game before he was attacked and left in a coma. 503 more words

Age 8+