mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Alas that funk does not mean funky

One indication of my wibbles this last month is that I read eight of the ten Mary Russell books in four weeks, half of them in the last seven days. They're excellent pre and post-op books, I grant you that; interesting enough to satisfy but not demanding at all. In fact I'm a bit miffed that I have nothing similar to carry me through the mug of July. Bar O Jerusalem and The Game, which I don't think I'm up for, post-colonial sensibilities or not.

(Must say, it's a good thing I couldn't get into the second book, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, and finished it last, because then for sure I wouldn't have read any of the others. Holmes has always wanted to kiss Mary violently, from the moment he first saw her as a seeming fifteen year old boy? I do not think so.)

Should either sit down with a door-stopper like A Suitable Boy, or start on that pile of picked up books that threatens to topple off the whatnot cabinet. A Suitable Boy is not portable so maybe Ackroyd it is.

A Monstrous Regiment (30)
Justice Hall (28)
The God of the Beehive (26)
A Letter of Mary (24)
The Language of Bees (19?)
The Moor (15)
Locked Rooms (12)
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (6)
Lovingkindness- Salzberg
Tags: holmes, reading_11

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