Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.
The week, before our presidential election, I find myself in need of an easy, fun read. My pick is a book I got at a library sale in 2015 or so.
Nursing Homes are Murder, Mike Befeler
Five Star Publishing - 2015
"Deep in contemplation over how much longer my eighty-five year old body and soggy mind would last, I sat on the balcony of our Hibiscus Hotel room overlooking The Honolulu Ala Wai Yatch Harbor. I felt a surge of gratitude that my limbs moved and my organs did what they were supposed to, but I did have this one little problem--overnight my short-term memory disappeared like a mosquito being zapped in one of those electric traps. Getting old was a pisser, but I counted my blessings to be here in this tropical paradise with my family."
I chuckled at the intro, and thought this just might be my stress-free reading pick of the week. It is actually part of a series, but I'll try it anyways.
Would you read more or pass?
Wow, you pulled me right in with this one! As I get older, these kinds of stories seem so appealing. And that reference to the mosquito zapper made me smile, as I just got one of those to try to kill some flies, lol.ReplyDelete
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That might be interesting and that's a great place for a nursing home story.ReplyDelete
I chuckled at that last line! I don't think I would go further with this one, but that's just because it doesn't sound like my cup of tea.ReplyDelete
I share your sentiments, Diane. Such a great choice of humor and lovely setting. Enjoy!!ReplyDelete
oh interesting! the setting certainly sounds lovely..ReplyDelete
I loved this intro. Yes, something light would be really nice this week and maybe even into next week.ReplyDelete
What an intriguing beginning. I would definitely read further!ReplyDelete
I like the title and it seems like the main character has a good sense of humor.ReplyDelete
I like the sound of it, and Honolulu got my attention. :) I'd keep reading.ReplyDelete
Hard call. A little too close to home but does sound amusing.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good pick and a fun read! I've been most reaching for light reads for the last few months and cozy mysteries very rarely disappoint!ReplyDelete