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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Book Drop Box Review AND Giveaway!!
I'm SO excited about my most recent review! I love to read, but I've never partnered with a book club. I am very happy that I found The Book Drop by Bethany Beach Books. Bethany Beach Books is the only independent book store in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Just knowing that, and seeing a picture of the shop, conjures up images in my mind of stopping in for a good book before a lazy day at the beach. What a beautiful picture that is!
The Book Drop is a subscription box created and run by Bethany Beach Books. Each Book Drop is hand packaged and mailed to you by one of their loving employees. How fantastic is that?!
Each month, they will pick one of their favorite new reads that you may not have discovered otherwise. Their mission is to "spread the love of reading by exposing people to really amazing books. We all have busy lives and unless you are surrounded by books all day (like us lucky folk), it's a bit overwhelming to pick out one REALLY good book when there are so many options. That's what we are here for... to pick out the best of the best and mail them your way, to be dropped on your doorstep or mailbox."
I know I get a little sappy, but I find that this makes me happy. A small, independent book store that shares their love with all of us. Bethany Beach Books also has a subscription for young adults, and for kids. I'll definitely be signing up myself, and a subscription for my boys.
Bethany Beach Books sent me a box to review. The book they sent was A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton.
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding is compared to Memoirs of a Geisha (one of my all time favorite books) and The Piano Teacher. It is described as a "heart-wrenching debut novel of family, forgiveness, and the exquisite pain of love."
Obviously, I don't want to spoil this lovely book for anyone, because I HIGHLY recommend that you pick up a copy. A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding is the story of Ama Takahashi, a woman living with the horrific memories of losing her daughter and grandson forty years prior during the bombing of Nagasaki. An unknown, terribly scarred man comes to her, claiming to be her grown grandson. The man has private information containing Ama's family secrets, and Ama is forced to confront her memories of the years before the war: of the daughter she tried too hard to protect and the love affair that would drive them apart.
I was mesmerized by Jackie Copleton's novel. Her descriptions of pre-World War II Nagasaki make the reader feel like they are part of the picture. As an emotional reader, I was brought to tears several times while I was reading, and left thinking about the story long after I closed the book.
Bethany Beach Books has generously offered to give one of my readers their next Book Drop!
Due to formatting issues, once the rafflecopter giveaway was complete, I removed it's widget.
The winner of the Book Drop is Michele G. From Chicago! Congrats!