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Bookish trend to follow: poetry

Posted by Melissa Eisenmeier on

One of the big trends in the literary world right now is poetry. Here are three recommended by the current shop cat, Zoey, or the retired shop cat, Stan Lee. (Zoey is the pretty grey/brown cat with spots; Stan Lee is the furry, dark, and handsome cat.) Stan Lee loved Ashley Sugarnotch and the Wolf by Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes. The publisher sent me an advance review copy of it when I ordered a bunch of other books from them in January 2020 for the shop's grand opening. When I tried to flip through  the book, Stan Lee kept sitting on...

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3 books set in other countries we recommend

Posted by Melissa Eisenmeier on

One thing I've missed during the pandemic is traveling. One good (and cheap and easy way) to solve that is by reading books set in other countries. Here are three I recommend. 1. Stolen Lives, by Malika Oufkir This is the true story of one woman who spent twenty years in a Moroccan jail with her mother and sisters. They were arrested after Malika's father, General Oufkir and the closest aide to the Moroccan King, was executed for attempting to assassinate the King. She had been adopted by the king as a young child and grew up alongside his daughter...

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3 books our bookstore cat does not recommend

Posted by Melissa Eisenmeier on

An Uncommon Woman by Hannah Pakula was so terrible I had to give it a good view of my butt to show it how terrible it was.

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