August 31, 2018

Looking Back - Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast

Looking Back... In an effort to transfer my book journal entries over to this blog, I'm going to attempt to post (in chronological order) an entry every Friday. I may or may not add extra commentary to what I jotted down in these journals.

Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson
1993 A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press
Finished in January 1998
Rating: 5/5 (Excellent!)

Publisher's Blurb:

A pair of endearingly eccentric bachelors--in their fifties, and fraternal twins--own and operate a bed & breakfast establishment where people like them, the "gentle and bookish and ever so slightly confused," can feel at home. Hector and Virgil think of their B&B as a refuge, a retreat, a haven, where folks may bring their own books or peruse the brothers' own substantial library. An antic blend of homespun and intellectual humor, Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast is a place readers will want to return to again and again.

Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast, originally published by Douglas & McIntyre, won Canada's prestigious Stephen Lecock Award for Humour in 1994, and was published in hardcover by A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press in 1996. Its sequel, Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book, is a Canadian bestseller, and was published in hardcover by A Wyatt Book in October 1997.

My Original Notes (1998):

Excellent! Very, very funny. Laugh out loud and soft chuckles. I kept forgetting it was fiction. I'd love to stay with Hector, Virgil, Waffle and Mrs. Rochester (the parrot). I can't wait to begin the sequel. A great gift idea for any book lover, cat lover, etc.

I laughed hysterically when I read the part about Hector organizing the refrigerator, looking at all the "best before" dates. I do the same!

I roared when I read how Waffle (the cat) chose her own name.

I loved Alice's poem about reading with cats.

My Current Thoughts:

This slim book (152 pages) has been lurking on my shelf for twenty years, waiting to be re-read. I think it's time! 


  1. I've held on to my copy for 20 year, too! Loved it!

    1. JoAnn, it's another that I plan to read again sometime this year. I'm having so much fun re-reading my favorites!

  2. I have never heard of this book before, but your post makes me want to read it. It sounds like a perfect book for me.

    1. Vicki, it's not a book that got a lot of attention, but it's a delightful read. I hope you enjoy it!


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