Operation Oysterhood: 1 December

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

1 December. December! How did this happen? The year is almost over and the festive season just ahead of us. Well! Have I got the perfect summer/holiday/beach read for you!

We launched Melissa A. Volker’s The Pool Guy at The Alma Café earlier tonight. I wore blue today to match the cover’s colours. But the book will make you feel anything but blue. It is a warm, happy read with great characters and a beautiful story with twists and lots of laughter. And apart from anything else, one of the characters is a cat with a name that still makes me smile when I think of it months later after the initial read! Melissa was interviewed by Sammi, whom we both discovered via Bookstagram. She is a wonderful book reviewer and, as we found out today, a fantastic interviewer. Social media are at their best when they can lead to such great encounters in real life.

And to top it all, there was Retha’s famous lemon meringue pie. The perfect dessert at the end of a great day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Book Lounge!

The Book Lounge has a few copies of The Pool Guy on their shelves – I saw them when I visited today for their birthday :)

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local. Get vaccinated, please.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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