(5 stars) The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves This book wrecked me. It is the only book I’ve read in probably the last several years where I had maybe 30 pages left and I skipped to the end to read the last page because I couldn’t bear it any longer. I then felt deep shame, of course, but no regrets. “Life isn’t easy for anyone. We all have challenges. We all face adversity. It’s how we overcome it that makes us […]
Came home yesterday after work to this happy surprise from teresaelectro. I was planning on reading both of these books in 2020, so now I have them ready to go! And I am *always* on the lookout for new bookmarks because there is a monster in my house that eats them. Thank you so much! This truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
This is the kind of book I wanted and expected when I picked up Matchmaking for Beginners. This was sweet and charming, and absolutely perfect for the moment. Nina never knew her dad and her mother is a world traveling photographer. Nina, on the other hand, is perfectly happy with a relatively contained life and uses books as her escape from reality. She rents a guest house which is perfectly arranged for her needs, has a cat, trivia team and book clubs, and works at […]
4.5 stars From Goodreads, because it’s been over a month since I finished this: The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, […]