Monday, November 23, 2020

Review: Bunco: A Comedy about the Drama of Friendship by Robin Delnoce

 Here a summary of what the book is about. We all have those friends. Maybe you’ve known them since childhood, or met in college, or while waiting for a child’s practice to end. Maybe you found yourself living on the same street. There’s no single path to friendship. Relationships don’t follow a script and neither do the lives of  smart, funny, complicated suburban women.

Jill, Anne, Mary, and Rachel met years ago through a neighborhood group that regularly got together to play a dice game called Bunco. Although player’s  have come and gone, they continue to use Bunco as an excuse to abandon their day-to-day responsibilities and enjoy food, drinks, and the company of their best friends. When new neighbors move in under the cover of night the foursome sees an opportunity to expand their Bunco circle. But within hours, suspicions  run rampant as the odd behaviors of the newest residents are interpreted differently. Are they quirky, or kinky? Diabolical, or misunderstood? Time after time as the light sheds some secrets, more emerge. Each woman finds herself shocked by the friends she thought she knew. 

Through the friendly banter, intimate confessions, and tongue-twisting insults, you may see yourself or your friends in these characters. Wipe away tears of laughter and loss as you join the four metaphorical rounds of Bunco, and feel part of the conversation. 

Whether engaging in playful exploits, providing unconditional support, making uncomfortable sacrifices, or whining up in handcuffs again these ladies are those rarest friends who become true family. Of course families don’t follow a script either, unless it is a plot twisting, slightly off color comedy about the drama of friendship. and Bunco sort of. 

I didn’t know what to expect from this book. Turns out it grabs you from the very first page. It’s a real page turner. There are a lot of twists and turns in the story. I enjoyed reading this book. The only thing I didn’t like about it is that it is written in script format. 

Happy Reading Everyone!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Reading Progress Update

 I have read 50% of the book Bunco: A Comedy about the Drama of Friendships. By Robin Delnoce. I will be posting another reading progress update soon. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Currently Reading

 I am reading Bunco: A Comedy About The Drama of Friendship by Robin Delnoce. I will be posting reading progress updates along the way this is a big book. It has a lot of pages in it. There are no chapters in it either. This book is written in script format. 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Review: The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs


Here is a summary of what the book is about. Somewhere in the vast Library of the Universe, as Natalie thought of it, there was a book that embodied exactly the things she was worrying about. 

In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother's charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew, her only living relative-not counting her scoundrel father.

But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline, Natalie thinks its best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure the care he needs.  To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street, which is in need of constant fixing. 

There's only one problem-grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to sell. Natalie adores her grandfather, she'll do whatever it takes to make his final years happy. Besides, she loves the store and it's books provide welcome solace for her overwhelming grief.

After she moves into the small studio apartment above the shop, Natalie carries out her grandfather's request and hires contractor Peach Gallagher to do the necessary and ongoing repairs. His young daughter, Dorothy, also becomes a regular at the store, and she and Natalie begin reading together while peach works.

To Natalie's surprise, her sorrow begins to dissipate as her life becomes an unexpected journey of new connections, discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop's walls, to discovering the truth about her family. her future, and her own heart.

I enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was written very well. I just love the cover go this book. I enjoyed the characters in the story.  I would recommend this book.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Reading Progress Update

 I have read 52% of the book The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs. I will be posting another reading progress update soon. This is a big book with a lot of chapters in it. Hope everyone is having a good week. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Currently Reading

 I am reading The Lost and Found Bookshop. by Susan Wiggs. I will be posting reading progress updates along the way. This is a big book. Hope everyone has a good weekend. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Review: Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

 Here is a summary of what the book is about.  When their foster- turned- adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop.

Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans for what to do with Strong Knits their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop....

Part time shop employee Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the "kitty-gritty" of the business, and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation.

But the more time they spend together, the stronger the chemistry builds between,  Kerry, knowing Jesse's history, doesn't believe their relationship can last longer than she can knit one, purl two. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her forever and always. After all, real men knit.

I enjoyed reading this book. I love knitting so I had to read this book. There is a little romance in this story. I thought it was a cute story.

Happy Reading Everyone!