Don’t judge a book by its cover


When my friends suggested we read a book called Mr Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore, I wasn’t that excited. I mean, how can a book about a 24 hour bookstore be interesting right? Wrong!

This book is a nerds-heaven and it has something for everyone. It tells the story of Clay, a fun-employed 20 something stuck in San Franciso looking for work until he finds a job as a clerk at mysterious Mister Penumbra’s 24 hour bookstore, with even more mysterious customers. Clay stumbles through the story with his motley crew of capable friends as they try to solve a 500 year old mystery by bringing the old world of books and the new world of Google together.

I had such fun reading this. I had even more fun downing a bottle of Brenaissance Lady H while reading it. This is a fun and fruity Savignon Blanc from the Devon Valley Farm in the heart of Stellenbosch and well worth a visits even if for nothing else but their legendary pizza’s


One thought on “Don’t judge a book by its cover

  1. darrelhoff says:

    I disagree with that saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” because sometimes a by a cover and a title… you can tell that the book is going to be amazing. Like: the unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry and also: the hundred year old man who stepped out of a window and disappeared… 😉

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