My twin sister is a librarian and is the best book "recommender" ever. I love calling out to her library when she is in work as I am guaranteed a great week for the next week.
Last week I called out and she pointed me out a book on Tom Gilmartin
which she thought I'd enjoy. It's right up my street and I am steadily working my way through it at the moment.
She is in a new library which is really nice - bright and airy and most importantly Great Stock of new and old books.
I chose one other book which just caught my eye as I was browsing. I found a nice little armchair in the new library and started reading it while I was waiting for my sister to finish up and I was hooked!
Seller Beware by Denise Barnes
is an intriguing read about a woman who built up an admirable business over 20/30 years and how practically overnight almost lost it all.
She has now written this book as an (honest) warning of what not to do if you are in her position - or I guess what she would do differently if she was to do it all over again.
It is not difficult to feel sympathy for the author, but I have to admit during the read there were times I was saying "noooooo" don't do it. However, you can also see how it happened. Events lead to events and there were knock ons from everything - once that train was running on the track it was impossible to stop.
It is a great (but sad!!!) little read. While a sad story, I found the author's attitude uplifting and I have no doubt that Ms Barnes will rise again. I wish her all the best in her future career whatever she decides to do. As for the two villains of the story (read it, you'll see), I am at a loss to say what I wish for them!!!!