The 70th book I read for the challenge was The Bellman Chronicles by Robert Hookey, also affectionately known to our fellow bloggers as The Hook. Yes, indeed, I opened wide y wallet and bought the book version of The Hook’s look at the world of his little slice of Heaven in the hospitality industry. As many of you know, The Hook is a bellman in a full-service hotel in a Canadian city which shall remain unnamed and he has tales to tell about the many guests who pass through his establishment. Some of the stories re taken from his blog You’ve been Hooked, which we all know and love. Some of the stories are good, some not so good, many extremely funny, some poignant, some sad. Some with a moral to them. Some that male you want to go home and hug your loved ones and make sure they know you appreciate them. Others are so funny that you will role on the floor or make yourself sick laughing at the foibles of these fellow human beings. The Hook has them all in this boook. He has also included some of his other blog, The Book of Terrible, where he comments on those things he finds terrible in this world (and he didn’t mention the Kardashians!).
The Hook has done a fine job on this his first book, and I’m sure he has a few more in him. He tells us a little more about his home life with his wife and his daughter, both of whom he’d willingly give his life for. I really enjoyed The Bellman Chronicles. Heck, I read it in two days. Go buy a copy and support The Hook in his literary effort and have yourself a good read. Seventy down, 30 to go.