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Summer = iced everything.😋 AND a list of books to enjoy (so long reading slump!). First up, The Printed Letter Bookshop! Let the summer reading begin.👏 . . One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care. . While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls. . When Madeline’s professional life falls apart, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. Has she been too quick to dismiss her aunt’s beloved shop? And even if she has, the women’s best combined efforts may be too little, too late. . . . . #bookblogger #booksandbeans #halifaxblogger #thevillecaffeinebar #ReadAroundTown #amreading #books #currentlyreading #katherinereay #theprintedletterbookshop #bookstagram #bookfeaturepage #coffeeshopvibes #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #summerreadinglist
“Such a lovely, such a sad thought. Why is there always sadness entangled with joy? Why is that how life must be?” . Spending a rainy evening finishing up the latest novel from Guy Gavriel Kay. I love the writing and approach to characters the author has with his novels. If you are a fan of fantasy I highly recommend giving one of his many books a read, and Lions of Al-Rassan is the perfect one to start with, which has remained a favourite of mine (it is on my virtual bookshelf if you want to check out my review, link in bio). . A Brightness Long Ago has not disappointed so far either! Full description below.👇 . . In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man recalls his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast. . Danio's fate changed the moment he recognized Adria Ripoli as she entered the Beast's chambers one autumn night, intending to kill. Born to power, Adria had chosen, instead of a life of comfort, one of danger--and freedom--which is how she encounters Danio in a perilous time and place. . Unforgettable figures share the unfolding story. Among them: a healer determined to defy her expected lot; a charming, frivolous son of immense wealth; a powerful religious leader more decadent than devout; and, affecting all these lives and many more, two larger-than-life mercenary commanders, lifelong adversaries, whose rivalry puts a world in the balance. . A Brightness Long Ago offers both compelling drama and deeply moving reflections on the nature of memory, the choices we make in life, and the role played by the turning of Fortune's wheel. . . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #amreading #currentlyreading #fantasy #guygavrielkay #abrightnesslongago #booksandbeans #bookfeaturepage #readersofinstagram #bookblogger #halifaxblogger #bookstagramfeature #cozy #booksandlattes #aboutabook
My summer reading slump came early this year.😝 But I got through a few books in the last few weeks, however slowly. Time for an update! . - Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One by Raphaelle Giordano ⭐️⭐️ - Save Me From Dangerous Men by S.A. Lelchuk ⭐️⭐️ - Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi (DNF) - The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . . My favourite and most recent read was Evvie Drake Starts Over, which was so sweet and lovely. Currently reading the latest in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire, In An Absent Dream. I always look forward to the latest release in this series and am very much enjoying exploring this new fairy tale world. . . . . #amreading #currentlyreading #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksandbeans #bookblogger #bookish #cozy #booksandlattes #whattoreadnext #readersofinstagram #bookfeaturepage
On a search for an “edge of your seat” read.👀🧐 . . . . #whattoreadnext #readersofinstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookstagrammer #thriller #bookblogger #halifaxblogger #chaptersindigo #bookbrowsing #bookshop #bookstore #aboutabook #booksandbeans #bookish #bookworm #weekendplans #bookworm #fridayreads
On national donut day we eat pink donuts (yep, that was a Mean Girls reference).😁 AND reading this lovely book, The Printed Letter Bookshop by @KatherineReay. . So happy to be taking part in the @BookSparks #ReadAroundTown Challenge! On endless rainy days my favourite place in town has been my favourite cafe @thevillecaffeinebar and their amazing donuts.😋 . . . . #booksharks #bookblogger #cafe #halifaxblogger #coffeeshopvibes #nationaldonutday #booksandbeans #readersofinstagram #amreading #bookstagramfeature #currentlyreading #theprintedletterbookshop #bookworm
Love the mystery of a blind date with a book.🥰 This one had three! I’m vaguely aware of this series... duology? I know I’ve heard of these titles but don’t know anything about them. Have you read these books? . . . #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #readersofinstagram #bookworm #bookblogger #youngadultbooks #whattoreadnext #blinddatewithabook #bookish
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