Submitted by bookshelf on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 3:07pm
Author Gillian Flynn's latest thriller Gone Girl generated quite a bit of well-deserved hype this summer, topping the New York Times Best Sellers list (it's been there for 11 weeks and counting) and flying fast off the shelves in both of our stores.
It's the kind of book everyone keeps talking about, and for good reason. Gillian Flynn is a recognizable name -- she previously published Dark Places, another New York Times bestseller -- but I'd read her earlier works, and they just hadn't grabbed me. I was wary Gone Girl would fall in the same category. Instead, I was hooked. I bought it on a Monday night and had it finished by Wednesday, and every single one of my friends has said the same thing: They finished it in a matter of days, even hours.
The story is full of twists and turns and powerful, convincing narration. It's dark and intense and suspenseful, to be sure, so know what you're getting yourself into. (I'll confess I didn't actually sleep too well the night I finished.) If you can look past that -- and if you're in the mood for a bit of a thriller anyway -- this is the book for you. Plus, beyond all that suspense is really just an outstanding, imaginative story.
Gone Girl is the perfect end-of-summer read; pack it in your beach bag this Labor Day weekend, and I'm confident you'll have it finished by your Monday evening cookout. Enjoy... and don't read it when you're home alone!
Submitted by bookshelf on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 5:56pm
Class is back in session, and that means it's time for one thing: school supply shopping! We've got some planners and new bags in stock, perfect for penciling in your next big event or toting books from one class to the next.
Want to know some of our favorites?
Letts of London Noteletts diaries are great for planning your next event and keeping your schedule straight. They come in a ton of great colors, but the yellow happens to be our favorite.
Our Herschel Supply Co. bags come in classic colors, and the shapes are timeless! These are our pick for a high school or college student or even for moms looking for a modern diaper bag.
If quirky patterns are more your thing, then you'll love our durable vinyl bags from Danica Studios. Right now, the balloon motif is especially popular! Their pencil pouches and laptop bags are great for younger students headed back to school, and the clutches have been a big hit with the college crowd.
We know it's still 90 degrees outside, but doesn't school supply shopping just make you feel like fall is in the air? Come visit us in Thomasville or Tallahassee to pick up your must-haves for back to school!