Book Of The Month (BOTM): Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

07 March 2014

It's Friday!! Woo! The concert recital last night was so great! So many amazingly talented musicians, and the songs were great! They covered everything from Fun. to Hans Zimmer. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

It's that time of the month again! (No, not that time...sicko) It's the beginning of the month, which means it's time for March's BOTM!
This month I've chosen to read Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. Here's what Goodreads has to say about it:
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco web-design drone, and serendipity, sheer curiosity and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey have landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything, instead “checking out” impossibly obscure volumes from strange corners of the store, all according to some elaborate, long-standing arrangement with gnomic Mr. Penumbra. The store must be a front for something larger, Clay concludes, and soon he has embarked on a complex analysis of the customers’ behaviour and roped his friends into helping him figure out just what’s going on. But once they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the secrets extend far beyond the walls of the bookstore.
Sounds exciting, eh? I've already read the first few chapters and I'm really into it. I'm not sure if it has to do with the fact that I work at a bookstore or not, but I almost missed my stop last night on the subway because I was so into it. Aren't you? Read along with me this month!

I'll be going back home again this weekend for Jess' birthday, so I'll be spending my train ride with my nose stuck in this book!

ALSO it's Friday and you know what that means!!
The weather is finally starting to get warmer, and I'll be jamming to this song while dreaming of the summer!


 Peace Out, Kate
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5 comments :

  1. Wait that book sounds so good!! I may just have to join you in reading it!

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  2. LOVE your song selection today!

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  3. OMG S CLUB 7! I was so obsessed with them as a young girl! Thanks for linking up today! Would you like to swap buttons? And I'm not much of a reader, but I've been really trying to get into it lately and I feel so guilty when I start reading for pleasure when I have stacks of readings to do for my classes -____-

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  4. this book sounds right up my alley. I just signed up for goodreads (still figuring out how it works ha) but I'll add this to my list!

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