This is a Good Book Thursday, March 31, 2022

This week I read ten thousand files of Lavender’s Blue, a book I started in 2013 (?). It’s part of a three book trilogy, and I like it, a lot, but it’s a mess, which talking to Bob confirmed. (Let’s give the guy props, he read over 65,000 words for me.) Which is when I said, “This needs Vince’s PoV.” The whole thing was in Liz’s first person voice, and I know you’ll find this hard to believe, but my voice can be overwhelming. Oh, you already knew that? Sorry. So I said, “How do you feel about writing Vince’s PoV?” and we talked about that and he did a scene that was, of course, great in Vince’s voice and it pretty much confirmed that low-key Vince needs to be the counterpoint to snarky, angry Liz. So we are cautiously thinking about collaborating again. Those of you who’ve been here for all of Argh know that occasionally Bob and I have tried to kill each other, but we’re older and wiser now, so with any luck we can do this. I’m also re-reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and watching while Christie tap-dances around the murderer. I maintain that it’s completely fair play, but still she was dancing pretty fast on this one. I sympathize.

So what did you read this week?