It’s been awhile since I’ve made a post on here, and a lot has happened since. The biggest news being that I got a job working part time at Barnes and Noble! It’s been my dream for a long time to work in a bookstore, and it has finally come to fruition.
It’s been a lot of early mornings, going in to shelve and organize rows upon rows of books, a lot of running around the store, which is two stories and a lot of ground to cover, and lots of fun along the way. My favorite part is definitely recommending books to people, and helping them find the books they are looking for. In a store the size of the one I work in, it can be somewhat of an adventure to attempt to find what people want! Books are occasionally out of place, or due outs to be sent back to the publisher, or they are on promo tables outside of their usual section. There is so much running around looking for things in this job, but I think it is so much fun all the same.
So far since working at Barnes and Noble I’ve picked up Kate Morton’s The Clockmaker’s Daughter, which came out October 9th. I’ve been kind of slow to read it, but I’ve had a lot of time to myself recently and I’ve been flying through. The book sort of reminds me of a mix of Geraldine Brooks’ People of the Book Novel, and The Secret Garden. I’ll dive deeper into these comparisons as well as what makes this book so unique in my next post, so keep an eye out for my review of it, hopefully in the next week!
My biggest TBR for this month is a Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I just recently heard about it, and ever since I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I’ve been in such high anticipation, that snagged it for myself before I could even finish my current read. I’m such a sucker for fantasy and this one definitely fits the bill. I was actually even able to convince someone to buy it at work today based solely off of my recommendation! The story takes place in Parallel Londons: Red, White, and Grey. Kell is the Red Traveler, one of the last magicians who can travel between the worlds. He has a mischievous side which gets him into deep trouble, and leads him on an adventure to save the perilous fate of all of the worlds. I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I’m so excited about it that I’m hoping it lives up to the hype!
I’ve been getting a few ARCs from work to review as well- one I am especially excited about being The Falconer by Dana Czapnik. Hailed as the “feminist rebuttal to Catcher in the Rye,” the novel follows Lucy: who is strong, adventurous, and maybe a little naive. The cover art is lovely as well. The novel comes out January 29th and I cannot wait to share more of my thoughts on it once I’ve read it!
My reading list is light for the next little while as working two jobs around the holidays gets a little crazy, but I’ve still been finding lots of time to do what I love the most, read! We are finally heading into the cozy up with all the blankets, tea, candles and a good book time of year! My favorite! Enjoy!