Sometimes the smallest light shines so bright | An unexpected book store

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I visited the Montague Bookmill in Montague, MA, and these were some of the treasures that I found.

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As someone who lives a pretty stagnant life (as in, I work and a library and write in my free time, staying away from parties and roller coasters) I enjoy a little adventure once in awhile. Coming upon this little book mill was completely unexpected and absolutely satisfactory. I was lucky enough to go on a rainy day (as I love the rain) and the cosiness of the environment was at an all-time high. There were creaky floorboards, old windows, and the sound of rushing water from the river behind us. Plants overtook surfaces and books were scattered in disarray. I secretly wondered how difficult the process of getting married here would be.

It was one of those places nestled in the middle of nowhere that is delightful and stays somewhere safe in the back of your mind. I am thinking back to it now, happy that the experience was full of inspiration, and nothing can touch it.

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And I did end up buying books (of course) and one of them was a book I already have a copy of (of course).

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Please leave any comments if you have been to this magical place or if you have suggestions for more magical places like this that I can explore!

 

“You see, bookshops are dreams built of wood and

paper. They are time travel and escape and knowledge

and power. They are, simple put, the best of places.”

-Jen Campbell

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Romantic | Book Club: June 28th, 2016

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Hello Everyone,

I’ve decided to start doing a series on here called “Book Club” where I review books that I’ve recently read. I hope that you enjoy the stories that I’m sharing!

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

This is just simply my new favorite book and I don’t know what else I can say except that you need to buy it immediately (I did) and cry (I did).

“the universe took its time on you

crafted you precisely

so you could offer the world

something distinct from everyone else

so when you doubt

how you were created

you doubt an energy greater than us both”

 

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda edited by Jackson R. Bryer & Cathy W. Barks

This book illustrates not only the lives of the two famous writers but the society in which they lived.

“We ruined ourselves, I have never honestly thought that we ruined each other”

 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

So, after the first two books, this one was a breath of fresh air. Much easier to read and great storytelling. I had heard about this book by many people before and I never attempted to read it before. Honestly, I thought it was too young for me or not challenging enough. That was foolish, because it has excellent writing and the characters are incredibly relatable. I highly recommend this, especially if you enjoy writing!

β€œBecause I’m the kind of girl who fantasizes about being trapped in a library overnight.”

 

Let me know what you guys think! I’ve been making a lot of trips to the library and I’m so happy to share my readings with you. If you have any thoughts about the books mentioned, let me know! Leave any recommendations below. πŸ™‚

Talk to you soon,

-Heather

P.S. The next books I want to read are Will Grayson, Will Grayson,Β A Tree Grows In Brooklyn,Β andΒ The Best of the Best American Poetry.