Confessions of a Curious Book Seller

Hi All,

I hope that you are ok and managing through these strange times, as well as can be expected. As I type this, I am sat with another book to the right of me, just waiting to be picked up and read, so these weekly blogs, will be exactly that! Weekly from now on.

I know through the first lockdown I relied on my favourite content creators to post and I would look forward to either reading their posts or watching their videos on YouTube. As this was something that I could rely on happening regularly, so I accept that most of you reading this would have come to rely on me posting regular now, so as not to disappoint any of you reading this. I can promise you that I will post as regular as I can from now on.

On to the review…

Although I did enjoy reading this book, the story was a collection of Diary Entries, Letters and Emails to different people with no real character descriptions. So I did initially struggle with getting into the actual story of the book. 

That being said I did find that the book told the true story of what working in a book shop would actually be like. 

The front cover of Confessions of a Curious Bookseller

“Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia, a cornerstone of culture for a community that, for the past twenty years, has found the quirkiness absolutely charming. When an amicable young indie bookseller invades her block, Fawn is convinced that his cushy couches, impressive selection, coffee bar, and knowledgeable staff are a neighbourhood blight. Misguided yet blindly resilient, Fawn readies for battle.

But as she wages her war, Fawn is forced to reflect on a few unavoidable truths: the tribulations of online dating, a strained relationship with her family, and a devoted if not always law-abiding intern—not to mention what to do about a pen pal with whom she hasn’t been entirely honest and the litany of repairs her ageing store requires.

Through emails, journal entries, combative online reviews, texts, and tweets, Fawn plans her next move. Now it’s time for her to dig deep and use every trick at her disposal if she’s to reclaim her beloved business—and her life.”

The Confessions of a Curious Bookseller

The main Character Fawn had obvious problems with her family as she was growing up and this lead to her becoming a fierce independent business woman, but because it felt like she was still struggling with what she went though as a child, it felt like she was taking all the anger and frustration out on people that she should have been doing business deals with.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Overall a pretty good read, left open ended and a little bitty in places where you were left to guess what happened in certain parts but not a bad read.

Have you read this book, if you have what did you think? Let me know down in the comments, as I would love to hear what other people also thought of this book.

Love Always

Jem

xx

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