This Is a Good Book Thursday: May 31, 2018

I’ve been reading Edmund Crispin–I’m going through a British mystery binge–and I’d forgotten how wonderfully off-the-wall Glimpses of the Moon is.  The detective, Gervase Fen, wanders about an English village with his friend the Major and a confused journalist, idly questioning colorful locals about a murder that’s already been solved, carrying a pig’s head in a bag at all times, until he finally, on page 51, arrives home alone, and looks in the mirror: Continue reading

This Is a Good Book Thursday, May 24, 2018

How I managed to get to my advanced age without reading Colin Watson’s Flaxborough mysteries is beyond me; I even did my first master’s thesis on mysteries (“‘A Spirit More Capable of Looking Up To Him’: Women’s Roles in Mystery Fiction from 1845 to 1920,” don’t look it up, it’s terrible).  Then the first one showed up as a Book Bub special and I was hooked.  Just finished the seventh one, lovely real old-fashioned British murder mystery, not at all stodgy, in fact pretty wry while still being comfortably cozy.   It’s been a drizzly week today, perfect for reading about quirky death in quirky small villages.  Then I went to download the seventh and found out it’s not in e-book form until the 31st, and the publication of the rest is being strung out even longer, into July.  You know, these are old books.  Why not put them all out at once?  Annoying, but Watson is worth the wait.

So what are you reading?

This is a Good Book Thursday: May 10, 2017

I’ve bought some new books through Book Bub and recs here, but I haven’t read any of them yet.  I’m obsessing on political reporting and the Justice League movie (so bad), trying to figure out what matters and what doesn’t about the Trump show and why, if Justice League has the exact same plot as The Avengers, one was so good and the other so bad, instead of reading good books.  Must fix that.

What have you been reading?

This is a Good Book Thursday, May 3, 2018

May is Get Caught Reading Month.  No idea why you have to get caught, reading is not generally an activity that’s illegal or done with others, so it’s pretty much you and the cat-and-or-dog, and they’re sleeping, so they don’t care.  Still, it’s important to observe the holidays, so what did we just catch you reading?

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