January Book Sale – Give a book a home


It’s time to help me clear some of my clutter and for you to help me give a book a new home.

All books listed on our website can be bought for 50% off the marked price.  Please enter coupon code JANSALE in the coupon box at checkout to get your discount.

We have thousands of books on many subjects that really need to move to a new home to make way for us to buy more. You see this book buying/book selling thing really is an addiction.

On our website you can search by author, title, keyword or just browse categories you might be interested in.  There are many categories including art, history, biography, music, books of Irish Interest and much much more.  6500 books listed online at the moment and range in prices from €2 to €800 so there really is something for everyone.  Have a look!

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Book Review: Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse


When I worked in a bookshop back in the 1990’s I discovered Lesley Pearse and was instantly hooked.  After reading the first book, I immediately ordered all her other books and loved them. They were the good old days when I was paid to read. Of course I argued that I had to have read books to be able to recommend them to customers. After leaving the bookshop I used to always look out for new books written by Lesley Pearse. She only releases one book a year on average but I always know when it’s due out and what it’s about.

This years book is called Forgive Me which tells the story of Eva Patterson whose Mum commits suicide not long before Evas 21st birthday.  As Eva deals with the aftermath of the suicide and searches for reasons why her mother took her own life, she discovers many secrets from the past.  The search for answers takes Eva on a journey to her mother’s past where she discovers things she never knew about her mother.  The book has plenty of twists and turns so you want to keep reading to know where the story goes.

Lesley Pearse always writes stories that are emotional and you can feel the highs and lows with the characters.  It is a gripping story and it’s one of those books that you just want to keep on reading.  I read it over a couple of evenings and didn’t want it to finish which is a sign of a good book.  I was pleased with this book as her last book was the first one to slightly disappoint me so I was afraid she was losing her touch. This book proves she still is a super writer.

I’m looking forward to the next book already.  Reading Lesley Pearse always makes me want to be a writer myself.

 

Forgive Me - Lesley Pearse

Forgive Me – Lesley Pearse

The Time Travellers Bookshop – a new sister shop


Yesterday I went to see a lovely new bookshop that has opened in Skibbereen, Co. Cork.   It’s a second shop as a sister shop to the already established Time Travellers Bookshop which has been in Skibbereen for a few years and has a gorgeous array of books on all subjects.

The new shop is specialising in books on music, poetry and the art of illustration.  What a fantastic display of books.  The art books are so colourful that they decorate the shop.  It is a pure paradise for a book lover, especially those interested in rare books.

The shop is also doing records and music accessories like guitar strings as well as many books on musicians, bands and all kinds of music genres.

I wish Holger and Nicola much success with this new venture.