November 9, 2018

Looking Back - Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Talk

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 Pillow Book by Bill Richardson
1995 St. Martin's Griffin
Finished in January 1998
Rating: 2/5 (Fair)

Publisher's Blurb:

In this zany companion to Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast, those bookish twins, Hector and Virgil, are back to tempt with a smorgasbord of literary delectables, spicy tales, and close encounters with the splendid and decadent. This time around, the events at the brothers' bed & breakfast--a haven for bibliophiles--involve Caedmon Harkness, a mysterious handyman/hagiographer; the loquacious parrot, Mrs. Rochester; June and Rae, proprietors of The Well of Loneliness coffee shop; and verse by Solomon solomon, the heralded local bard. Intellectual tomfoolery, scrumptious recipes, and madcap characters unite in this return to sublime isolation at the Bachelor Brothers' B&B.

My Original Notes (1998):

Pretty good, but not as good as the first of his. I skimmed some of the anecdotes. They weren't quite as funny as those in the first book. I'd recommend Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast over this one.

My Current Thoughts:

I no longer own a copy of this sequel, but I'm eager to reread the first novel, which I wrote about here


  1. I remember that both you and Nan loved the first book. In fact, she just reminded me of it on my Canadian challenge post.

    1. Kay, I saw Nan's comment! I think you'd enjoy the first book, which certainly made me laugh.

  2. The first book is perfect, and the second isn't very good. I couldn't finish it. There was a bizarre quality that the first one just approached, but this one was more full blown. (if that makes any sense at all)

    1. Nan, I agree with everything you've stated. Isn't it odd how different these two book turned out, almost as if they were written by different authors. I do hope to read the first in the coming weeks.

  3. I loved the first book, too, but never got around to reading this one. Guess that was a good thing. Still have the original on my shelf for a reread!

    1. JoAnn, you can definitely skip this one. I think I'll save the first to reread when I need a good laugh. As I recall, it was very funny.


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