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Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books review ì 0 ✓ [Reading] ➮ Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books ➶ Cathy Rentzenbrink – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love'Reading has saved my life again and again and has held my hand through every difficulFe packed with recommendations from one reader to anotherFrom the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love'Reading has saved my life again and again and has held my hand through every difficult time'For as long as she can remember Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out When tragedy struck books kept her afloat Eventually they lit the way to a new path first as a bookseller and then as a writer No matter what the future holds reading will always help Dear Reader is a moving funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life packed with recommendations from one reader. 'We are all in the gutter but books allow us to see the stars'I was looking through my Netgalley to read list and didn't much feel inspired by any of the selections Normally I try to read by when the book will be released but something about 'Dear Reader' was calling to meIn this book Rentzenbrink talks about how she gets a 'tingle' in her fingers when she knows it will be a great read touching the covers of the books And I like to think that I got the same feeling when I clicked on this book on my Kindle screen hoping it would offer me a brief respite from the worldBook lovers rejoice this is the read for you Comforting warm and charming this sort of memoir is a celebration of the reader and how books have acted as a balm for our soul's throughout our lives Rentzenbrink tracks her life from her eventful childhood moving all over the UK to her career selling books first as a temp before rising to Waterstones' head office and how books have had a profound impact on her life This is the kind of book that will remind you WHY you're a reader why you buy far too many why you fear ever reaching the end of your TBR listIt took a moment for me to get into but once I was hooked I absolutely raced through this book drinking in her descriptions of life as a bookseller of her recommendations of how she pressed books into the hands of customers in the hallowed walls of our favourite bookshops I think this is definitely an instance where I read the right book at the right time I've been feeling a little bit of a burnout recently with reading and this was a reminder of why I love to sit and read why I spent my childhood with a nose in a book This is a book that will re ignite your passion and love for the written wordMy only hope is that the book would be released just a little earlier so everyone could get the same comfort and calm that I felt reading this

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To anotherFrom the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love'Reading has saved my life again and again and has held my hand through every difficult time'For as long as she can Reader The Comfort and Joy MOBI #190 remember Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out When tragedy struck books kept her afloat Eventually they lit the way to a new path first as a bookseller and then as a writer No matter what the future holds reading will always help Dear Reader is a moving funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life packed with recommendations from one reader to another. I read this initially as a proof from Netgalley and loved it so much I bought a copy so that's basically my review It's a life peppered with incidents and a lot of books It helps that I love a lot of the books that she does and I now have a list of things she has read that I haven't so I can go off to a uiet corner and fill my boots She is also a deft compelling writer who is extremely gifted at telling a story It's well put together and the different sections about books link beautifully to the main narrative

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Dear Reader The Comfort and Joy of BooksFrom the Sunday Times bestselling author of The The Comfort MOBI #9734 Last Act of Love'Reading has saved my life again and Dear Reader PDF again and has held my hand through every difficult time'For as long as she can remember Cathy Rentzenbrink has Reader The Comfort PDF #199 lost and found herself in stories Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and Reader The Comfort and Joy MOBI #190 read in secret long after lights out When tragedy struck books kept her afloat Eventually they lit the way to a new path first as a bookseller and then as a writer No matter what the future holds reading will always help Dear Reader is a moving funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your li. I smiled and chuckled all the way through this book which I read most of sitting in the garden so I was thankful our neighbours weren’t nearby Or at least if they were they were polite enough not to mention that I was giggling to myselfI hadn’t come across Cathy Rentzenbrink's writing before but the description of the book as ‘Dear Reader is a moving funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life packed with recommendations from one reader to another’ sounded perfect I think as we head into our eleventy hundredth week of lockdown I’m finding it really hard to settle on a book or a podcast or something – I always seem to be jumping from one thing to another I currently have no fewer than 6 half read books which I have vowed to go back to and finish soon Of courseSo this book released in September this year is an author’s ode to reading It had such a great balance between memoir and chatty book loving friend Cathy Rentzenbrink is clearly a book lover as well as a great writer Her candid ness her gentle wit and the way she’s so upfront about devastating parts of her life reminded me a bit of Nora Ephron’s writingAgainst the backdrop of something of an unorthodox childhood which saw her and her family live in lots of different places and go to lots of different schools she talks through her favourite books from childhood in the first section She explains that books were her constant her escape – not that she is saying she had a bad childhood of course but books allowed her to experience different things and to travel to different places  Her list includes the Narnia books which she references a few times and always elicited a feeling of nostalgia and a desire to read them againThere were so many books like that – memoirs legacy sagas love stories mysteries – all handily broken into phases while our author and guide grows up marries moves to New York and loads of other amazing things For every book I’ve read and loved there were two that I immediately added to my Goodreads list It might not have solved my #FirstWorldProblem of having too many books to read but it also resurrected my love for reading and reminded me how it feels to make new friends in far away landsI can think of at least a dozen friends of mine I know who would love this – it’s so accessible and engaging and impossible to put down I had hoped it would come with an index so I didn’t have to remember all of the books but the digital ARC didn’t Maybe the published version willRentzenbrink has written a couple of standard memoirs before this one The Last Act of Love and A Manual for Heartache – I’m looking forward to reading those ones too