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Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 9 months ago
Having read Sloan's first novel, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, I knew to expect something quirky, but this one is more bizarre than I thought. It's only around 6 hours on audio but felt longer. I liked the parts about Lois learning to make sourdough bread and how it invigorates her. It's when sh...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 1 year ago
I read Robin Sloan's previous book, and I liked it a lot so naturally, I was looking forward to reading Sourdough. I didn't know a lot about Sourdough (compared to the books in the previous novel) but have googled a bit since then, but it sounded fascinating. It was a really nice read. The author cl...
Blyth Book Blog
Blyth Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
The most delightful book I've read in a long time. That's partly because so much of it just clicked with my interests - books, fonts, Google and the digitization of the world, the Ruby programming language, and mysteries. It was the humor that made it particularly fun, though. If you like Terry Pra...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 2 years ago
This was a cute little adventure and some backstory into Ajax Penumbra. In this we learn of Penumbra's origins, how he came to be in San Francisco, became a member of a secret book society, and came to own the 24-hour books store. It was an enjoyable short story.
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 2 years ago
Clay Jannon, newly unemployed, stumbles upon a mysterious bookshop during his frequent wanderings through the streets of San Francisco. The Help Wanted sign in the window seems like a sign of fate and he feels drawn into the bizarrely shaped store filled primarily with antique one-of-a-kind texts. ...
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