While You Were Reading

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About The Book

'THE PERFECT WEEKEND READ' heat, 5*review

Words are messy. Love is messier.
A love story for book lovers that celebrates much more than romance.

 
Meet Beatrix Babbage – 29-year-old dog-earer of books and accidental destroyer of weddings. After ruining her best friend's nuptials, Bea relocates to the other side of the country in search of a fresh start, including meeting new people, living life to the fullest and finally pulling off balayage. But after a few months, life is more stagnant than ever. Bea’s job is dead-end. Her romantic life? Non-existent. And her only friends are her books, her barista and her cleaning lady.

Then Bea stumbles across a second-hand novel inscribed with notes. Besotted with the poetic inscriptions, Bea is determined to find the author ... and finds herself entangled in one hell of a love quadrangle.

Funny, poignant and insightful, While You Were Reading reveals the value of true friendship,  that there’s no such thing as perfection, and, most importantly, the power of not living in fiction, but still reading it  often!

~*~ Praise for The Book Ninja ~*~

'Sure to make you smile. Brimming with bookish banter

The Book Ninja was an absolutely delightful read, full of quirky bookish themes, sweet and yet flawed characters and, of course, a liberal dose of humour that left me giggling throughout. This book warmed my heart, and left me feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzies after I finished it.’

‘If you're looking for a funny, light-hearted, book-nerdy read, pick this up ASAP’

‘This was a delightful read that I became completely consumed by and finished in one sitting!

‘This was a lot of fun to read because it's so relatable and I loved the whole book aspect of it’

I loved it, better than pizza and I look forward to seeing what Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus come up with next.’

‘The perfect book to tackle a book-reading slump’

‘It's wonderful to finally have a book to recommend for fans of The Rosie Project




 

About The Authors

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus are the authors of The Book Ninja, which has sold in 9 territories and been optioned for a film. Together they began Books on the Rail in Melbourne and their network is now Australia-wide.  Ali is Creative Director for the Hedgehog Agency, Melbourne, and Michelle is a primary school teacher. Their second book, While You Were Reading, was published in 2019.
See www.booksontherail.com

Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus are the authors of The Book Ninja, which has sold in 9 territories and been optioned for a film. Together they began Books on the Rail in Melbourne and their network is now Australia-wide.  Ali is Creative Director for the Hedgehog Agency, Melbourne, and Michelle is a primary school teacher. Their second book, While You Were Reading, was published in 2019.
See www.booksontherail.com

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 6, 2020)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471178009

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