Sunday, July 12, 2015

#1 Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore- Robin Sloane

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

Synopsis: The protagonist Clay Jannon has become yet another victim to the Great Recession. While hunting for a new job, he lands a position on the night shift at Mr. Penumbra 24-Hour Bookstore. But what he finds, is that few people buy books, but many eccentric patrons borrow books from the dark corners of the store. He begins observing the unusual patrons and what he finds is unpredictable and astonishing! 

I read a lot of fiction and good fiction is few and far-between. One of my fellow librarians suggested it to me and it exceeded expectations. It's not your typical love story fiction, it's no Nicholas Sparks that for sure. I found it to be very refreshing read. Combining the elements of mystery, fantasy, and adventure, Sloan manages to weave an unforgettable tale!

And did I mention, the cover glows in the dark! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Welcome, Welcome

Welcome, Welcome, to the Book Nook!
As a librarians assistant (Okay actually just an aide.. but libraians assistant sounds waaay more impressive) I read a lot.
Before I worked at the library, during high school, I never went to the local library, when I previously frequented it several times a month. Because when you have a school library within grasp every day, why not take advantage? So my dear readers I frequented the school library daily, checking out books once a week or so. Then I got a job at the library. I come into work with a stack of books and the likely hood of me walking out the door at night with a bigger stack is pretty high. So recently when I read 18 books in the span of 6 days I realized I had no one to share these stories with. Okay I take that back, I have plenty of people to share these books with at work, bit this is where you, my dear reader(s) come in. In William Shakespeare's play the Merry Wives of Windsor the line, "The world is your oyster," comes into play. Okay it just means that you're in control of your world but it sounds pretty cool anyway. Anywhoo... When I talk to people at the library about books I don't always get to share why I liked it so much. So internet viewers, you get to be my guinea pigs I mean.... You get to see my opinions of the books I read. I might over analyze the book, which may be why I should have been a English teacher..........
So I hope you enjoy the reviews, this is a journey through world of books that shall not soon be forgotten.