The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop

?There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies?I mean books?that were written for one person only?A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that?s how I sell books.? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apot ?There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even reme...

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Title:The Little Paris Bookshop
Author:Nina George
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Genres:Fiction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:392 pages pages

The Little Paris Bookshop Reviews

  • Diane
    Dec 28, 2014

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

  • Elyse
    Sep 14, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

  • Barbara
    Apr 23, 2016

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

  • Chris
    Dec 27, 2014

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

  • Rachelle
    Jun 25, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

    Historic fiction is my preferred stomping ground, but I?ve a reputation for venturing into multiple genres. I think journeying outside my comfort zone challenges me and helps me retain perspective as a reviewer which is how I found myself staring down a copy of Nina George?s contem...

    This book was not what I hoped it would be. I really loved the idea of the floating book apothecary, and think so much more could have been done with that idea. In the end, though, this book was rather a disappointment. First, I didn't really love any of the characters, especially Mano...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 28, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

  • Erin
    Jan 08, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

    Historic fiction is my preferred stomping ground, but I?ve a reputation for venturing into multiple genres. I think journeying outside my comfort zone challenges me and helps me retain perspective as a reviewer which is how I found myself staring down a copy of Nina George?s contem...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Apr 24, 2016

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

  • Megan
    Aug 19, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

  • Barbara Hale
    Jul 11, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

  • Algernon
    Sep 24, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

  • Marianne
    Feb 16, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

  • Suzanne
    Jan 05, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

  • Connie
    Feb 17, 2016

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

  • Rita
    Apr 25, 2017

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

    Historic fiction is my preferred stomping ground, but I?ve a reputation for venturing into multiple genres. I think journeying outside my comfort zone challenges me and helps me retain perspective as a reviewer which is how I found myself staring down a copy of Nina George?s contem...

    This book was not what I hoped it would be. I really loved the idea of the floating book apothecary, and think so much more could have been done with that idea. In the end, though, this book was rather a disappointment. First, I didn't really love any of the characters, especially Mano...

    ????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????????????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????! ??? ??????? ?? ???????...

    This story of a Parisian bookseller who sets out on his bookstore on a barge to find the lover who abandoned him 20 years ago started out on a promising note but very quickly devolved. So many times I was rolling my eyes and groaning . . . and not in a good way. :) I felt the author wa...

    Ainda bem que em vez de ler a sinopse deste livro, li o título original. O livreiro de Paris, The little Paris bookshop são apenas títulos comerciais e que não representam a história real. M a r a v i l h o s o É uma viagem sobre a vida, o amor, a amizade, o perdão, a per...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 13, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

  • Suzy
    Sep 11, 2016

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

    Historic fiction is my preferred stomping ground, but I?ve a reputation for venturing into multiple genres. I think journeying outside my comfort zone challenges me and helps me retain perspective as a reviewer which is how I found myself staring down a copy of Nina George?s contem...

    This book was not what I hoped it would be. I really loved the idea of the floating book apothecary, and think so much more could have been done with that idea. In the end, though, this book was rather a disappointment. First, I didn't really love any of the characters, especially Mano...

    ????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????????????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????! ??? ??????? ?? ???????...

    This story of a Parisian bookseller who sets out on his bookstore on a barge to find the lover who abandoned him 20 years ago started out on a promising note but very quickly devolved. So many times I was rolling my eyes and groaning . . . and not in a good way. :) I felt the author wa...

  • Mona
    Jan 07, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

  • Gail
    May 02, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

  • Olga Godim
    Jan 24, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

    Historic fiction is my preferred stomping ground, but I?ve a reputation for venturing into multiple genres. I think journeying outside my comfort zone challenges me and helps me retain perspective as a reviewer which is how I found myself staring down a copy of Nina George?s contem...

    This book was not what I hoped it would be. I really loved the idea of the floating book apothecary, and think so much more could have been done with that idea. In the end, though, this book was rather a disappointment. First, I didn't really love any of the characters, especially Mano...

    ????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????????????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????! ??? ??????? ?? ???????...

    This story of a Parisian bookseller who sets out on his bookstore on a barge to find the lover who abandoned him 20 years ago started out on a promising note but very quickly devolved. So many times I was rolling my eyes and groaning . . . and not in a good way. :) I felt the author wa...

    Ainda bem que em vez de ler a sinopse deste livro, li o título original. O livreiro de Paris, The little Paris bookshop são apenas títulos comerciais e que não representam a história real. M a r a v i l h o s o É uma viagem sobre a vida, o amor, a amizade, o perdão, a per...

    "A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therpay. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments:that's how I sell books" Fifty year old John Perdu considers himself a dispenser of literary medicine for ailments of the human soul r...

    I received this Kindle uncorrected proof from NetGalley. A wonderful book, one of the best I?ve read recently. It?s full of marvelous quotes, despite being a translation. Isn?t it interesting? The book was originally written in German. It takes place in France, with most of th...

  • Margitte
    Sep 20, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

  • Dana
    Jul 11, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

  • Anne Goldschrift
    Jan 22, 2017

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Apr 11, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

  • Anna
    Oct 13, 2017

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

    Historic fiction is my preferred stomping ground, but I?ve a reputation for venturing into multiple genres. I think journeying outside my comfort zone challenges me and helps me retain perspective as a reviewer which is how I found myself staring down a copy of Nina George?s contem...

    This book was not what I hoped it would be. I really loved the idea of the floating book apothecary, and think so much more could have been done with that idea. In the end, though, this book was rather a disappointment. First, I didn't really love any of the characters, especially Mano...

    ????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????????????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????! ??? ??????? ?? ???????...

  • Carolyn
    Mar 14, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

    I was going to rate this 3 stars but I realized that I skimmed the last third of the book because I just wanted to be done with it. The tone of the book kept changing. Was it a romance with the idea of selling books as much a part of the romance as those between characters? But then ou...

    Historic fiction is my preferred stomping ground, but I?ve a reputation for venturing into multiple genres. I think journeying outside my comfort zone challenges me and helps me retain perspective as a reviewer which is how I found myself staring down a copy of Nina George?s contem...

    This book was not what I hoped it would be. I really loved the idea of the floating book apothecary, and think so much more could have been done with that idea. In the end, though, this book was rather a disappointment. First, I didn't really love any of the characters, especially Mano...

    ????????? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?????????????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ????? ??? ????? ???????! ??? ??????? ?? ???????...

    This story of a Parisian bookseller who sets out on his bookstore on a barge to find the lover who abandoned him 20 years ago started out on a promising note but very quickly devolved. So many times I was rolling my eyes and groaning . . . and not in a good way. :) I felt the author wa...

    Ainda bem que em vez de ler a sinopse deste livro, li o título original. O livreiro de Paris, The little Paris bookshop são apenas títulos comerciais e que não representam a história real. M a r a v i l h o s o É uma viagem sobre a vida, o amor, a amizade, o perdão, a per...

    "A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therpay. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments:that's how I sell books" Fifty year old John Perdu considers himself a dispenser of literary medicine for ailments of the human soul r...

  • Maria Espadinha
    Feb 20, 2017

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

  • Cathrine ☯️
    Aug 25, 2015

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

  • *eKa*
    Apr 08, 2017

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...

    I love books about bookstores so I was excited to start "The Little Paris Bookshop". Monsieur Jean Perdu's literary apothecary is located on a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu senses people's needs and problems, and prescribes books that are perfect for each customer. Unfortunately, he...

    3,5 Stars Once again, a book that took me long enough to finish. Why am I such a slow reader? T_T Can I blame it on my activities again? Too many distractions? Because it's true. I chose this book right away because I think it's something like Chocolat (knew it from the movie,...

  • Jacob Overmark
    Jul 02, 2016

    ?Books keep stupidity at bay. And vain hopes. And vain men. They undress you with love, strength and knowledge. It?s love from within.? People read for lots of different reasons. They want to be entertained. They want a book to explain what is wrong with them or a confirmation...

    Merde. I think this is one of those books that is going to bring angry comments from readers who liked it a lot more than I did. This novel just did not work for me. I thought it was disgustingly sweet, poorly plotted, filled with cliches and bad dialogue, and I could not finish it...

    "There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only hundred. There even remedies --I mean books --that were written for only one person...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy". Nina George's lyrical tri...

    Absolutely perfect premise and storyline - I was hooked by that blurb. Unfortunately this book was not at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for a Parisian Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore but with a twist - an eccentric old gentleman selling books as medicine to those who are mis...

    Sadly I didn't love this one like I was expecting. I loved the bookishness - from the Literary Apothecary to Perdu's ability - and the setting, plus there were some great quotes. However I struggled with the story and I lacked a connection to the characters. In theory, this book is per...

    I have just finished this book and am astonished at the 5 star reviews; it seems I was reading a different book from the majority of reviewers. I had such high hopes for this. I had just finished reading a very dark and disturbing thriller and needed a lovely book to make me feel w...

    Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley There is an independent bookstore in Philadelphia called Joseph Fox. It is smallish ? one floor, a big first room, a passage, a back room, and a smaller backer room where the children?s books are kept. Every conceivable space is packed with books. ...

    Livros - O Nosso Agora E Sempre "As memórias são como os lobos. Não as podes trancar num quarto e esperar que te ignorem." Mas...há os livros: Os livros protegem-nos ... Da tristeza. Da ignorância. Da falsidade. Plantam risos e lágrimas emprestadas. Elevam a auto...

    The reviews are so misleading. What a disappointment! Only one person in our book club liked it. The rest of us just plowed through, hoping it would be over. It was certainly not my cup of tea. The story could have been told in 50 pages, and the rest of the story was just meandering em...

    Bittersweet Gallic Romance This is a very French book. Kind of mournful, but also hopeful. Very, very emotional. This is ironic, as the author, Nina George, is actually German, although she now lives in France (which doesn't surprise me, as her soul is French). And yes, ...

    One word review : Overkill! There's a excellent little romantic gem of a story hidden somewhere in the text of Nina George's bestseller. After all, the sales tell their own story and are proof that most of the readers were able to see past the wooden dialogue and the saccharine se...

    ?To carry them within us ? that is our task. We carry them all inside us, all our dead and shattered loves. Only they make us whole. If we begin to forget or cast aside those who we?ve lost, then ? then we are no longer present either? The Little Paris Bookshop is the sev...

    The book started out with possibilities: There was monsieur Perdu: - ' the king of this world, a literary pharmacist, who writes prescriptions for the lovesick;"?My name is Jean. Jean Albert Victor Perdu. Albert after my paternal grandfather, Victor after my maternal grandfather. ...

    2.5- stars, really. okay, first up: hello, my name is jennifer and i got a bit suckered into reading a romance novel. :/ (publisher lists this as 'fiction, romance, contemporary' - NetGalley listing reads 'literature/fiction' and did not have the 'contemporary romance' identifie...

    3 Jahre stand dieses Buch ungelesen in meinem Regal und jetzt frage ich mich: Wie konnte das passieren? Es gibt nur ganz wenige Bücher in meinem Leben, die mich so berührt haben, die so voller Wahrheit, voll schöner Worte sind und die mich so zum Weinen gebracht haben. ...

    I'm giving up in this one. Life's too short to read books that bore me.... ...

    I just cannot get into this. Is it the structure, the translation, me, what? Based on other poor ratings and general boredom I am giving up. Other books are waiting. ...

    www.melissa413readsalot.blogspot.com I am completely in love with this book. I had no idea what a gem I had in my hands. I picked this out of the books I was offered because I thought it sounded interesting, never would I have thought I would sink into the world of this book and not...

    You fall in love with this book first because it's about the power of books. Who can resist the idea of a book barge on the Seine in Paris where the bookseller, Jean Perdu, uses his intuition to select just the right book to deal with whichever emotion - small or large - is afflicting ...

    What did I think? At first I thought "Whats not to like?". A book about books and Southern France, perfect for a rainy summer day and I immediately fell for Jean Perdu. The name game wasnt lost on me, a man in a mature age, lost in himself, in his past and his happy and unhappy ...