Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday's Forgotten Reads--The Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast

Hello All!

My Friday's Forgotten Read for November is another one of my absolute favorites, The Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast by Bill Richardson. It is about exactly what the title says it is, a bed and breakfast owned by twin bachelor brothers (fraternal twins, read the book for more information on their early lives), their neighbors, and their guests. This is the bed and breakfast that every book-lover would love to visit, for that is why Hector and Virgil opened it, to be a haven for bibliophiles to finally finish War & Peace or to indulge in what the guests refer to as guilty pleasures while on their vacations. It contains lists of books to read, and guestbook entries containing compliments and one or two complaints by visitors. The brothers also talk about their reading interests, something that all readers want to know about each other.

I reread this book almost annually, as it seems to be an armchair trip I feel I need to take regularly. Where the Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast is located is never revealed, and they say they have no need to advertise for guests. Maybe it's in Brigadoon, if Brigadoon was located in western Canada. Sigh.

Happy Reading!


pattinase (abbott) said...

This sounds terrific. Thanks.

Barrie said...

I want to stay at this bed and breakfast!

bish8 said...

I read this a couple of years ago and loved it. I seem to remember there was a sequel, but I don't think I ever caught up with it.

Patti O said...

Yes, there is a sequel, called The Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast Pillow Book. It's a good book too, but not _quite_ as much as the first one for me.