Le Grrr.

So for all of you actually reading this blog, Congratulations!!! Here I was blithely blogging away, and wondering why no one was commenting. When all the time, no one could read the thing. A hacker had re-routed everyone to a sweepstakes site. Well, hopefully we’ve got it taken care of. Read on!

The Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

A Novel Bookstore was so completely amazing and fantastic, I can’t even begin to describe… Okay I’ll try.

So at the beginning, it’s a little crazy because these 3 completely unrelated people have some weird stuff happen to them and I was all like WHUH? but then, it all started to come together and the whole thing just took off. The three people are actually all members of a secret committee. But no one knows how the attackers know that they are on this committee. So the people in charge of the committee go to the police and then the whole story comes out. And it’s a doozy.

These two dreamers decided to open their dream bookstore, with only their favorite kinds of books in it. Only novels. Only good novels. Now, let’s stop right there for a second. What would your dream bookstore have in it? Well, for one, mine would have more than just novels, because I like non-fiction, too, but hey. Whatevs. I thought about this while I was reading this book and I realized that any bookstore can be my dream bookstore. If it has books in it that I dislike, I ignore them. It’s like they aren’t there. I only pick up the ones I’m interested in. As far as I’m concerned the store only has “good books”. And if it doesn’t have what I’m looking for, I’m sure they will order it, just like the store in the book.

Anyway, back to the book. Luckily, one of the dreamers in the book comes equipped with a large inheritance she is willing to spend on opening the store. This being France, the store is a HYOOGE success. But within 6 months, someone is raining on their parade. Who? Why? What the Heck?

Being a French novel, it isn’t all sunshine and roses all the way through, but it is a fantastic book and I absolutely LURVED it!!

I am driving myself nuts!

I originally had all these good intentions to be all virtuous and stuff and, like, actually read the books on my to-read list. Because now that I’m on Goodreads, I actually have a legitimate list. As you might already know, because of that self-challenge-wot-I-did. Anywhosit. My list now has over 200 books on it. FOR REALS!!

So, I had planned to get real and start reading from the top of the list. Well, I read a few and then I got side-tracked by new books coming in at the library (Shiny!) and all these fabulous other books keep catching my eye, and I’m reading my butt off (not that you can tell by looking at my butt) but my to-read list is not dwindling. If anything, it’s growing!!!

What’s a girl to do?! Does this happen to anyone else?