Sally Lovegrove, Bookseller + Card Buyer

WHAT SPARKED YOUR LOVE OF READING? 

Being a child of two teachers meant that reading was an important part of my childhood. Until I learned to read bedtime meant I was read to and mostly by my father. My favorites were the Christopher Robin books and the poems in “When We Were Very Young.” My father read with great enthusiasm and feeling and I think he enjoyed reading me “The Little Engine That Could” the best. I can still feel my heart beating faster andfaster when he read “ I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! When my father read me “James And The Giant Peach” I remember feeling for the for time, a strong distaste for a human being when he read in a cackling voice of James’s horrible aunts. When I learned to read, books became a comfort and an addiction to me and I have never stopped. When I finish a book I have a pile waiting to be read and I usually crack open another immediately. Without a doubt my favorite books as a child were the “Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase,” “ My Side of the Mountain,” and “Harriet the Spy.”

CURRENT FAVORITES?

As a grown up I loved “Secret History ,“ “Bonfires of the Vanities,” “The Way the Crow Flies,” and any thing by Richard Russo and Richard Ford. If I had to recommend books as "must reads," I would recommend “Canada” by Richard Ford, “Time and Again” by Jack Finney, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee and maybe "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote. Recent books I have read that I have enjoyed include “You Think it, I’ll Say it” by Curtis Sittenfeld, “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje and “Gone So Long” by Andre Dubus III.

Book Recommendations: 
To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

In Cold Blood (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679745587
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

The Way the Crow Flies: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780060578954
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper - September 23rd, 2003

The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400031702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

Canada Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061692031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - January 22nd, 2013

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City on Fire Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804172950
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2016

The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780312427573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - March 4th, 2008

The Wonder Garden Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124814
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grove Press - February 9th, 2016

A Little Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016