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Bob the Book by David     Pratt
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Nov 19, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: glbtq, humor-comedy, drama-angst, favorites-and-rereads, my-a-list-authors, friends-to-lovers, romance, own-copy
Read on November 19, 2010 — I own a copy

How do you feel about the books you read? Do you treat them with care? Read them and then forget about them-the emotions they evoked in you as you lost yourself in the world and characters within their pages. Do you keep them with you? Cherishing them and recalling passages or quotes you found memorable?

This book jumped out at me at first glance; and not even stopping to think why, I headed over to amazon and bought it. It turned out to be a great choice. It is a delightful and refreshing novel, told in the POV of Bob the book. It chronicles his journey from stores, to discount bins, to people's shelves.

He meets other books and people; he meets book lovers and disdainful readers. He makes friends and also falls in love-yet he knows that they might lose each other along the way. Like all of the others; he wishes to be read, to be cared for and appreciated. Bob wants to have a place where he can be more than just an accessory on a shelf, but he also wants his Moishe-who was lost to him-and Bob's hope is to find him so they can be together.

This story is endearing and bittersweet, it made me laugh and truly sad at times as I read about Bob's friends' pasts-b/c each of them has a story to tell, something they lived through that's marked them in their own individual journeys. I felt for them, rooting and wishing that they all had their happy ending.

I'm the type of person that finds it hard to get rid of the books I own-even if I didn't enjoy them-so this book hit on my exact feelings for the ones in my collection. No matter the genre, my books are important to me and so this wonderful book will find its space in my shelves.
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