Booksybooks. an online bookshop.

What I hope from this little venture is to make it easier for people who loves books and bargains to surf through & shop for cheap books online.
My intent is to spread these books around and reinvest their values into new readers.

The books are second-hand of course and comes with faults here and there. But I feel that gives them character. Personally, I love wondering where these books come from and who has read them before. I hope you will come to feel the same way too...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A good read.

I just finished reading this dear little book, 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' by Mary Ann Shaffer & Anne Barrows which I thoroughly enjoyed. The whole book is a series of letters between the characters. The writing is smart, witty and funny and it's a light and easy read. The story is set during the period just after World War II, and revolves around love, war and friendship...

'It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Juliet's curiosity is piqued and it's not long before she begins to hear from other members. As letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under the German Occupation, Juliet soon realizes that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name.'

This is just the type of book I find delightful and would like to read more of. However, it's a shame, that this is the author's only novel. In the process of completing the book, she requested her niece to help her finish it, as her health declines. I guess that is one of the reasons that pulled me to read this book; the thought that this is a person's one and only published work, it must be something special. That, and the cute title.

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