This is a post I first published five whole years ago. My blog and I have both grown up a lot since then, so naturally, some of the answers were bound to change. In a small break from book content, I’m going to go way back, and re-evaluate my answers.
I find myself relating more and more to the Common White Girl Twitter account much more than I think should be healthy. So when they posted a personality quiz to see if you fit the bill and were REALLY one common white girl incarnate, I couldn’t resist taking it.
(Of course, in the five years since this was first posted, the term has now evolved into ‘basic bitch’. Language is a wonderful thing.)
Challenge criteria: A book that involves a bookshop/library
Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly – dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish highlands.
This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.
What if you met the right person at the wrong time?
Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart.
Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate.
This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.
I admit, I haven’t been to a book event in a very long time. The last I was at was one was DeptCon way back in 2016. I don’t have a whole lot of experience in book panels, but there are some people I would really love to see speak, and some panels I would pay good money to attend. As there are some books with similar themes, some authors may appear on more than one panel. I hope they’ve kept some time free.
We’ve all been there. You’re on such a great roll with the books you’ve been reading, and suddenly BANG – you hit that wall. THAT wall, the one stopping you from picking up any book and getting into it. It seems never ending – you’re never going to be able to pick up a book and enjoy it again. Fear not, a reading slump doesn’t have to mean the funeral bells for your reading enjoyment. Here are a few helpful things to get you back into the groove.