October 21st, 2015

autumn hibiya

Reading and Chilly Wednesday

How can a day with a forecast high of 18 have been so cold? Well, because it dawned 12 and then went down, so the fall jacket didn't cut it at all. Winter jacket worked just fine, thanks. Tomorrow sounds to be just as mixed-up. Ah, October.

What have you just finished reading?
The Third Policeman. Does leave a hangover. Can't decide if CS Lewis did this better or worse. Suspect it was worse ie much more flat-footed.

What are you reading now?
Another Stephen Booth mystery, name forgotten. It's a Stephen Booth, about Derbyshire detective Diane Fry and sidekick cinnamon roll Ben Cooper. I of course thought the author was Susan Cooper, having got his sex wrong, having confused his name with the protagonist's, and having remembered the other protag as being Diane Rich. Luckily Mr. Miller the bookseller was able to penetrate my brain-fry.

What will you read next?
Depends how brain-fried I remain. Have White Teeth and Aki: the Years of Childhood and The Famished Road still sitting in the pile; money is on White Teeth, because it's set in a cold grey England that matches cold grey Toronto.