This month I went on vacation for two weeks to Crete (see here for pictures on my other blog). It was a most welcome and relaxing break, during which I got into rereading Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. It started with Gaudy Night, which I’ve been wanting to reread for some time, but then I realized I had to started with the first two Harriet Vane books, and then I couldn’t stop. It was perfect vacation reading, after all.
I could not get on at all with Foundation by Isaac Asimov, though. It’s the start of another series, and some say the later books are better, but I’m not interested in pursuing them. This one was too silly and too boring. Classic science fiction sometimes does have that effect on me.
What books or series have you been captured by this month?
- In search of something light, I hit on Unmarriageable, an update of Pride and Prejudice to modern Pakistan.
Other Books Read
- The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, translated by Laura Watkinson
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Gaudy Night, Clouds of Witness, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, The Nine Tailors, and Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers
- Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L.Trump
Other Features and Events
- I asked, Am I an e-book convert?
On my other blog
- Land of the labyrinth: pictures from Crete