Wednesday, October 18, 2017

FOR THOSE SEEKING A SHORT, CHARMING BOOK: THE RED NOTEBOOK






Oh, if every book was only as charming as this one. Set in Paris, a book shop owner finds a handbag and sets out to find its owner using clues from the items found in the bag. If I told you more, I would lessen your pleasure. Short, sweet, perfect for an hour or two's read. Have you read a charming book recently?

17 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks, Patti. I wasn't familiar with this one; I'll have to check it out.

George said...

I don't read many "charming" books, but as chance would have it, the current book I'm reading--SENIOR MOMENTS: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD--has plenty of charm. Willard Spiegelman's memoir is both funny and wistful.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I think Diane would like this one, George.
BTW In my book group, no one disliked A GENTLEMAN FROM MOSCOW but only one woman loved it, and she said it was the best book she'd ever read.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I can't remember the last "charming" book I've read. Sad.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Thanks, Patti - I could use a breezy read right now.

pattinase (abbott) said...

This is bound to evoke a smile.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

OK, my library had it on the shelf so I took it out.

TracyK said...

The closest I have come lately to a charming book is THEIR FINEST (in the UK, THEIR FINEST HOUR AND A HALF), but it is set during WWII, the Blitz, so it is not all fun.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Tracy, we just watched the movie adaptation of THEIR FINEST, which was pretty good.

TracyK said...

Jeffrey, We have watched it also, and I enjoyed it. But I liked the book better. I liked some of the subplots in the book that they jettisoned in the movie.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I'm going to read the book too.

Charles Gramlich said...

This sounds like something that I would probably like as a change in pace from my normal stuff. I do like to branch out on occassion

R. K. Robinson said...

OK, I’ll try it, simple, charming, warming, positive, happy...those are all good things for me.

R. K. Robinson said...

The library has it, I've requested a hold. Thanks for the tip.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I hope you all like it. I think you will.

Mathew Paust said...

I could use a little charm. Thanks for the tip!

Todd Mason said...

I was flipping through the Robert Benchley collection BENCHLEY LOST AND FOUND recently....