Sunday, January 30, 2011
"the book shop" by Penelope Fitzgerald
Setting: small English town in 1959
Review: A Work in Progress, Dovegreyreader, Stuck In A Book
This book was reviewed by several book bloggers recently. The reviews made the book sound interesting so when I found it at the library, I brought it home. Being a short book, I read it in one night. And apart from some good quotes, I am sorry to say that I did not see the point. My preference is for happier endings or if not happy, at least tidier. My expectations were probably too high, which didn't help.
"But courage and endurance are useless if they are never tested"
"She did not know that morality is seldom a safe guide for human conduct"
I love this sentence:
"The hall, boarded with polished elm, breathed the deep warmth of a house that has never been cold."
Great bookish quote:
"A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
"You're either a child or a woman, and neither of them have any idea how to relax."
- start a favorite bookish and writing quote on the blog
- research independent booksellers in the DC area