Lisa Wilson

Last Minute Long Weekend and Summer Reads!

End of Summer Reads

It’s that time of year again, where the lovely weather is on it’s way out and Winter, the dreaded ‘W’ word, is preparing to take over. But there’s still time! Always thinking of the readers Linda Lee suggested that we’d recommended a few reads to help to entertain your last lovely days of summer and maybe even carry you over into the beginning of fall.

Here’s our picks!

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The Hog Takes to Precision

The Hog Takes to Precision

Victor Mollo

For the first time Victor Mollo’s well-loved stories and characters such as the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit and Oscar the Owl are captured in this book. The Hog Takes to Precision is a collection to be treasured from a wonderful bridge humorist that will keep you entertained no matter where you are. Beach, dock or in the sun you’re sure to laugh.

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Bridge Mix

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Bridge Mix: Chocolate covered contracts and plenty of nuts

Paul Holtham

Fast-paced, crazy and a little nutty Bridge Mix is chock-full of great bridge deals in a wide range of just as odd settings. Taking you from a Halloween bridge tourney, to Egypt and even the stars. Can you think of a better way to spend your last few days in the sun?

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out of Hand and off the Fairway

Out of Hand…And Off the Fairway

Bill Buttle

Well known to readers of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin in North America, Canadian cartoonist Bill Buttle tackles not just golfers but bridge players too. His first book length collection of hilarious one-panel cartoons will make a great last minute grab to take to the beach, enjoy on the go and a perfect match for any bridge nut or golf addict.

Bridge at the Breakfast Table

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Bridge at the Breakfast Table

Paul Thurston

International player and a former Canadian champion are just a few of author Paul Thurston’s titles that give weight to his bridge column for Canada’s National Post newspaper. Bridge at the Breakfast Table is a selection of some of his best columns with all sorts of tips, oddities, deals and stories. This collection will be a great addition to your morning coffee as you relax into the end of the summer.

Deadly Endplay

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Deadly Endplay: A Pemberton Bridge Club mystery

Ken Allan

Murder, bridge and a mystery surround Pemberton of North Ontario are the focus of Allan’s new gripping novel. There’s more than just a ‘deadly endplay’ deal in their bridge club game and this Miss Marple-esque village mystery will keep you reading all day long. A great companion for a shady hammock and a cool morning.

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Now, with all that said and done what are your favourite summer reads so far? Any Bridge books you think should make a summer reading list?

I’d love to know!

Cheers.

There Goes the Neighborhood!

Hello bridgeblogging.com followers and stumblers from the world wide web!

My name’s Lisa, the new spunky Intern here at Master Point Press! Okay maybe a little less spunky and a bit more ‘odd’ but I’m here! I am truly excited for the opportunity to work with the blog, bloggers and MPP.

This will be a short introduction as I have something special in store and I just can’t wait to share with you all! I bet you’re just itching to know now…

I am new to Bridge. Very new. Yesterday was my very first dive into the pool and I’m treading well enough. I spent a good deal of the day playing with robots online which of course reminded me how important real people are when it comes to Bridge.

Am I good? Oh heaven’s no, and since I am definitely not be the next Bridge prodigy  I’ll keep trucking. I’ve been a Euchre girl since probably about 8 years old, playing until the early morning with my mother, brother and stepfather whenever we went vacationing, so it’s certainly going to take kicking some old habits to get the swing of it. But I’m sure you’ll all have tips on how I can be better and I welcome any advice you have!

I’ve been reading Beginning Bridge and the overall play basics are coming to me. Bidding is another issue but I’m excited! I’m all a bustle with hopes to learn the game and I look forward to my first few with Linda and everyone here at MPP.

Now before you shake your head at my lack of Bridge knowledge I assure you all I’m a very quick learner and that I look forward to adding Bridge played to my list of skills (blogging, writing, photography and minimal publishing experience to name a few).

So wish me luck!

Cheers.

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