Sunday, September 6, 2015
I really wanted to like it!
My main reason for wanting to read this book was purely the title. With my husband and I planning our anniversary trip to Paris, I wanted to be surrounded with all things Parisian. As I sat down to read it I was instantly lost... and not in a good way. This book was difficult to follow and I couldn't quite understand who was talking and what it was about. Perhaps it may be my lack of being "well-read" since I majored in Economics in college but I just couldn't get into it. By the end of the book I was utterly lost and didn't enjoy it as much as I desperately wanted to.
Many of the characters were interesting and well written and I really liked the idea of The Little Paris Bookshop. Having never been to Paris I felt I was transported there by her descriptions of the floating bookshop... but the story had me lost, completely and utterly lost. I hope to pick this book up again one day and see if it is something I can grasp. Perhaps I rushed into my whole Parisian themed life before I was ready to understand. I may read it while in Paris or maybe when I return.
** I received this book free by participating in the Blogging for Books program.