Yes, The Bookshop Strikes Back by Ann Patchett is Non-Fiction. This book is written much like a memoir, exploring how she came to open the bookshop, Parnassus Books. It is also an excerpt from Patchett’s recently published book, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.
I picked up my copy from the SLQ Library Shop for $0.99 and at 20 pages in length, it’s a really fascinating and enjoyable read. I highly recommend it, both to those who mainly buy their books online, or to anyone who loves a great bookstore.
Let’s get this book swap started!
Send me your url and address if you want to participate
I will gather all participants and mix and match all of them.
When you get a person, select a favorite book you have (or get a copy) and send it to this person for the holidays!
You will also be receiving one if you participate!
Secret Santa Book Edition!
(you don’t have to be following me, you don’t even have to like me, you can still participate!)
Books are amazing, I don’t know what I’d do without them.
Q:I just started following you so I don't know what to ask so... give us a random fact about yourself, five books you LOVE, and five songs you love. **love your blog by the way.
Random Fact: For over 10 years, I’ve always written down on my Christmas/Birthday wishlist that I want a border collie puppy. I still haven’t received one; it’s still on my wishlist.
Five Books: The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton, The Tree in Changing Light by Roger McDonald, Prochownik’s Dream by Alex Miller, The Lambing Flat by Nerida Newton, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Five Songs: That’s The Way by Evermore, Tree Bones by Port O’Brien, 20 Years of Snow by Regina Spektor, Gleaming Auction by Snow Patrol, High Ground by The Whitlams.
Unfortunately, two of those books are out of print, but they’re too amazing not to share. The Tree in Changing Light is available as an ebook, but unfortunately The Lambing Flat isn’t. Wow, just picking five songs is a real heartbreaker, so many of my favourite bands aren’t on this list!
Sleepless nights are the worst. I am feeling so sick right now and my anxiety is starting to creep back up on me. I really need a hug, please?
Stay Bookish’s Top Six 2013 YA Reads
1. The Sea Of Tranquility by Katja Millay
2. How To Love by Katie Cotugno
3. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
5. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
6. The Beginning Of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Since Stay Bookish is celebrating six months of blogging, y’all have a chance to win any of the books above! Two winners will win a book of their choice from The Book Depository! This giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! To join, just go here and enter using the rafflecopter widget!
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favour!
You could love people when they had left you, or when they had asked to keep you. The possibilities were endless.
You could love anyone you wanted, anytime, anywhere, and in any way that you chose.
People had all sorts of reasons for doing the things they did. Strange, confusing and complicated reasons.
Wherever she ended up, may she always have someone who loved her on the other side of the door.