bookshores

I read, I write, and I majored in German and Muggle Studies. my favorite genres are historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. Lookout for reviews of the YA and MG persuasions!

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan

Don’t we all wish that we could happen to walk by a bookstore and get a job working inside?

I enjoyed this book immensely. It’s been quite a while since I read anything in the “straight-up literary fiction” area, and boy am I glad I took a temporary detour from fantasy. I've been meaning to pick this one up for ages.The plot was delightful without being merely quirky, and the pace was lively enough to keep my interest steady throughout.

Another plus? It’s a blended appreciation of what’s new and what’s old, and I think that sometimes we can become too preoccupied with praising one to the detriment of the other.

It’s a fantastic read for a book lover, and should appeal to the inherent curiosity in all of us.

Currently reading

Incarnate
Jodi Meadows
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 168/425 pages