What I’m Reading: Midnight at the Bluebird Cafe

I had a book on hold and it finally came available.  It was on hold for four months or so.  I didn’t really read they synopsis on the book….I kind of read the book by the cover and title so I hoped it was good.

The book is Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber.

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe: A Novel by [Webber, Heather]

I didn’t finish the book…
I got about 1/4 of the way into the book and said to myself, “Do you really care what happens to these characters?”  The answer was no so I gave up on the book.  It was filled with far fetched things…
-birds come to the same place at midnight each night.
-birds come to that place even it there are whole bunch of people there and still land like normal.
-a granddaughter has a close relationship and the traditions of her grandma even though she never once went to the grandma’s house.
-if you eat a piece of the blackbird pie (not really made of blackbirds) the birds bring you a dream when they land at midnight.

What a bunch of far fetched nonsense.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:
Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café.

It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother’s estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can’t stop talking about.

As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.6 stars.  I don’t know how this book got that high of a rating.  Seriously, if someone has read it, let me know what you thought.  Did I miss something???

7 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Midnight at the Bluebird Cafe

  1. Liz

    Oh Jo, I had to laugh! I’ve had so many books in the past few months that I simply couldn’t get in to or finish! Just too much weird stuff, too much stuff I just to don’t need to put into my mind, etc. It’s really getting hard for me to find good reads! Thanks for your honesty!

  2. Priscilla

    I am in the same boat as Liz! Lately, most of the books I’ve chosen have absolutely no interest to me once I get started. Some have been winners though. Have just started Bel Canto, by Ann Patchet..this seems good already.

  3. Miss Daisy

    Read that one to finish , really bored. It was predictable and redundant. Y’all be safe.

  4. Carolyn Sullivan

    Before we got quarantined I went to the library to return books, they were shutting down, and wouldn’t take any returns, I grabbed about 10 more books…. Some I read and others I thought this is a bunch of ______! and put those aside. Now I’m being forced into the world of on line reading….. I can’t get through one book yet LOL

  5. Catherine Shepherd

    Have you read any of the Maisie Dobbs books by Jacqueline Winspear? They are set in the early 1900’s. They would fit your type of book and subject matter really well. Historical fiction, WW1 and then through the years between and into WW2.

  6. Jean

    I second the Maisie Dobbs books. Got started with the first one through a book group and then kept reading.

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