|Perreca's has been around for |
over 100 years
Yes, I'm back in the bread delivery saddle! It was very nice to be able to arrive at the bakery at the crap of dawn and still be able to see. It was also nice not to have to battle slush, ice and snow. As a matter of fact, it was so warm that I contemplated rolling down the car windows on the way back, but didn't want to lose the glorious warm bread fumes. Perreca's is on a small side street dubbed "Little Italy", lined with brick-faced row houses and a smattering of little shops. Italian pastries, small restaurants, a day spa (!) and Perreca's bakery. Maria was happy to see me and we traded joint replacement war stories. Perreca's is the kind of narrow, high-celiinged store that has all kinds of wonderful Italian treasures from floor to ceiling and all the signs are hand-written. Oooooh, I love it!
I have been pretty much stuck on audio books for the past few years - it's the only way I can claim to multi-task (knitting/listening). While I have listened to a lot of good books, the really good books are few and far between. One of them was "News of the World" - as much as I love Tom Hanks, I have no desire to see a saccharine version of this wonderful book - and now I have a new one to add to my short list. "The Thursday Murder Club" was highly recommended by the New York Times Book Review - which, in my case, is the knell of death. I am so glad I listened to regular reader reviews! I borrowed it from the library (hurrah for the Libby App!) and I managed to string it out to two and a half days. Only because I didn't want it to end. It has everything I love: a great narrator, murder(s), fabulous characters that I felt I knew after the first hour, comedy, just enough plucking of the heart-strings, wonderful dialogue, a few red herrings. I was quite bereft when it ended. Then I listened to an interview with the author that was included with the recording. There is another book coming!!! O, frabjous day - callooh! callay!