The Bookshop on the Corner

by Jenny Colgan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0062467255 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingQueen72wing of Hobbs, New Mexico USA on 10/3/2021
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingQueen72wing from Hobbs, New Mexico USA on Sunday, October 3, 2021
Nina is a British librarian who looses her job and finds herself running a bookshop in rural Scotland. Nina is so quirky and her love for books drew me into her story. This was a great read.

I read this for 2020's PopSugar reading challenge prompt: A book that has a book on its cover.

“Because every day with a book is slightly better than one without, and I wish you nothing but the happiest of days.”

“There was a universe inside every human being every bit as big as the universe outside them. Books were the best way Nina knew - apart from, sometimes, music - to breach the barrier, to connect the internal universe with the external, the words acting merely as a conduit between the two worlds.”
Reserved for an upcoming bookbox.

Journal Entry 2 by wingQueen72wing at Hobbs, New Mexico USA on Monday, May 15, 2023

Released 11 mos ago (5/19/2023 UTC) at Hobbs, New Mexico USA

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I'm adding this book to the Bookish BookBox (in memory of MaryZee) . The box will be on its way again soon. Hope everyone enjoys the selection.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Not sure if this novel is my type of read, but then I noticed the Scotland connection.

"Nina had never been to Scotland before. In fact, as she'd booked her ticket... she'd realized that at the age of twenty-nine, there were lots of places she'd never been. Of course she had been to Narnia and the Little House on the Prairie, and Wonderland, but to actually smell the deep, rich, yeasty smell of the old gray streets as she approached Edinburgh, the ancient cobbles almost making her dismount then and there as the iron sky was reflected in the windows of the tall houses, the oldest skyscrapers on earth - that had made her sit up, entranced by the higgledy-piggledy little streets that wandered here and there, tangling over the great wide ones, and the austere castle on a cliff that appeared to have been parachuted into the middle of the bustling city."

What better book to take along with me on my own first trip to Scotland to attend the BC Con? I just hope I have time to read it before releasing it there.

Journal Entry 4 by wingAzukiwing at Arnotdale House OBCZ in Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, June 16, 2023

Released 10 mos ago (6/17/2023 UTC) at Arnotdale House OBCZ in Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom

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I enjoy this book more for its Scottish setting than the story itself - the food, the people, the landscape - Mackie's ice cream, the Harry Potter train... It's a fluffy sweet summer-read story, that makes me want to do what Nina did - drive around a little book van called The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and enjoy life in Scotland.

I don't quite like though how Nina is so naive and immature, and seems to mix up love with sex or infatuation, I worry for her Happy Ever After. Also, why it's always the guys to the rescue, with the female in need of help.

But maybe I am too serious. Putting that aside it's a sweet little story. Sharing this lovely book at the convention.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjanna2wing at Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
I took the book with me to The Netherlands from the Convention in Falkirk. I heard a lot of people talking and writing very enthusiastically about the books of this writer, so I HAD to take this one with me.

Journal Entry 6 by wingjanna2wing at Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, June 29, 2023
Very nice book, the first I read of Jenny Colgan, but I'm sure not the last!
There are two bookcrossers waiting for this book, so it will travel on very soon.


Journal Entry 7 by wingEnitnajwing at Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Tuesday, July 11, 2023
This book was in my mailbox today, beatifully wrapped and with an equally beautiful card. Thanks for sending this to me Janna! I was a bit jealous when you found this at the bookbuffet, didn’t expect it to come my way so soon. Looking forward t reading it, it might take a while, because I’m not a very good reader at the moment. And I know the next bookcrosser who wants to read it, so I’ll do my best to get it to her...

Journal Entry 8 by wingEnitnajwing at Tilburg, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Monday, August 7, 2023
It took almost a month, but I read this book and enjoyed it! The Scottish references are so nice, having just been in Scotland for the first time in my life. And a book about books is always nice! Especially when everything turns out good!
Thanks so much, Janna for sending this. It’s on it’s way to Inge now!

Journal Entry 9 by wingInge1990wing at Rhenen, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, August 9, 2023
It came safely to my house! Nicely packed and with a very cute card!

edit: apparently I have the Dutch version in my cabinet called: op goed geluk.
I will go and register that one and read the English version.

Journal Entry 10 by wingInge1990wing at Rhenen, Utrecht Netherlands on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Ow I loved it! I had so much fun imagining how it would all turn out.
It made me think I would be able to start my own book bus. I by all means won't but it is nice to dream.
Loved the Scottish references and it was an nice cosy easy read.

I will send it along to another dutch bookcrosser (Oehoe) soon by post, and after that another bookcrosser (Anyrock) is awaiting this book so it is traveling along nicely ;-)

Journal Entry 11 by wingoehoeboeroewing at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
hooray, the postman rang.......... oh no, it was just in my postbox when I arrived home today. I will read it and pass it on to Anyrock if i finished it. Thanks inge1990 for sending it to me and Azuki to bring it to scotland!

Journal Entry 12 by wingoehoeboeroewing at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, October 10, 2023
and now i finished. I have about the same feelings as azuki had. It's great to read about Scotland and the community there, but to be honest, for me the story is a dragon. I don't know if that's an english expression but it's what we say sometimes about a book or a film. But, of course, other people wille like it!
I'll try to give it to Anyrock as soon as possible! And I hope she will enjoy :-) I think creativeChaos would like to read it also, so perhaps Anyrock can keep it for her!

Journal Entry 13 by wingoehoeboeroewing at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Released 3 mos ago (1/7/2024 UTC) at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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I'll take this book to the meeting to pass it to Anyrock :-)

Journal Entry 14 by wingAnyrockwing at Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, January 7, 2024
Receiving this very book is a great reminder to the wonderful times I spent in Scotland attending the convention. Thanks for bringing it!

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