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That’s What He Said: Love In a Bookstore, a Quote from “A.J. Fikry”

That’s What He Said: Love In a Bookstore, a Quote from “A.J. Fikry”

  This quote comes later in the book between 2 secondary characters. I don’t want to say who because that might be considered a spoiler! But I will say that this exchanged melted my heart a bit. One of the themes of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin is second chances. This is one of the sweetest things said in the book. And as a bookworm, it’s the perfect thing to say, in my opinion. There’s one other romantic quote in the book. You’ll have to check out my review to see what it is. Trust me, if you love books, you’ll love the other quote, too.   About the Book My Review: I borrowed The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin from my sister-in-law on Labor Day weekend. It’s a book I’ve heard quite a bit about and certainly wanted to give it a shot because it was about a bookstore and a man who loves books. I can admire that.Read the rest of my review.    Come join ChapterBreak.net every Thursday by posting a favorite line from your book boyfriend to his heroine. Keep in mind these are direct quotes from dialogue in […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on November 12, 2015
Another Bookstore I Want to Visit | The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Another Bookstore I Want to Visit | The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Beach read alert! or I’m sick and don’t have much in the way of focus alert! I borrowed The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin from my sister-in-law on Labor Day weekend. It’s a book I’ve heard quite a bit about and certainly wanted to give it a shot because it was about a bookstore and a man who loves books. I can admire that. I will admit that I read this book while I was suffering from a cold. It doesn’t have much in the way of deep revelations about life. It’s a lighter adult fiction read. The characters are fairly two-dimensional and predictable, but I did enjoy “A.J. Fikry.” Perhaps the cold medicine took over my brain, but by the end of the story I wanted to vacation on Alice Island and spend hours in Island Books. It sounded like my kind of place. Sometimes, I guess, one needs a lighter read. For those times there are books like The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry that fill that space. You can find comfort in the corners of that familiar bookshop in your mind and forget that you are stuffed up and feeling like crap. Don’t read […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on November 11, 2015