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Shakespeare said it best

I came across this Shakespeare sonnett:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove.

O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wand'ring bark,

Whose worth's unknown, although his

height be taken,

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle's compass come;

Love aters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edges of doom.

If this be error, and upon me prov'd,

I never wirt, nor no man ever lov'd.

Ah so true! It's a good reminder, find a meeting of minds in a book lover, find someone who doesn't want to change you, and love will stay firm.

 


New Book Recommend

This month Waterstones recommends for book lovers We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. This centres around Eileen, brought up in a challenging area of Manhattan who invests her love in a scientist. After marriage and child birth Eileen kicks against her childhood neighbourhood and hankers to move on, to fine her husband has a different mindset and link to the area. It's worth reading a few pages in Waterstones as a next book buy, reading pages 1 and 59 usually help me decide.

Book Lover waiting

134 days to go until Harper Lee's new novel, Go Set a Watchman is published. Buy a new reading light, get a bigger bag to carry the book in, book some leave from work. We seriously cannot wait.

Top Ten reasons to date a Book Lover

Compiled especially for Book Lovers, here are the Top Ten Reasons for Dating a Book Lover

1 They'll never moan about the amount of space your books take up

2 They wont complain about you reading in bed

3 They'll completely get it when you say the film wasn't nearly as good as the book

4 There'll be no awkward silences when you start to enthuse about a book

5 They'll have loads of books you can borrow

6 They wont keep sighing and trying to speak to you if you want to read for a bit

7 If you decide to move in and get a bigger place together you could get that book room you've always dreamed of

8 You could have book tokens on the wedding list

9 They wont get bored in Waterstones

10 You'll actually have interesting conversations on your dates!

Mary Portas Memoir Shop Girl

Mary Portas reading her memoir on Radio 4 is compelling listening. Her prose is quirky and intelligent, if she were sitting next to you on the bus you would go five extra stops just to hear more of her story! The memoir of growing up in a large Irish family in the 1970's, the circumstances leading to Mary raising her younger brother and her early training in retail college are so compelling that I can't wait to hear more tomorrow. The fact that Mary is famous is irrelevant, her writing voice would draw any book lover to her prose. This will definitely be the next book that we buy at Paperback Dating.

Book lovers will love this

Gone to Ground, A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in Nazi Germany by Marie Jalowicz SImon is just that, extraordinary. The early part details how Marie outwitted two Nazi officers who came to arrest her, and escaped underground in wartime Berlin. I read a short extract and I'm hooked, can't wait to start reading it. Book lovers will devour this one.

Book News for Book Lovers

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel The Buried Giant is the Mumsnet March Book of the Month. Set in a fantastical land of ancient Britain with dragons, knights and the central epic quest. Book lovers can also chat to the author via a live webchat on the Mumsnet site on April 8th 9pm to 10pm.

The Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist is announced, great for inspiring ideas to encourage children into reading, go to the Waterstones blog page for the three sections and nominees.

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