None, except the books discussed below, from the library.
CURRENT READING: * * The Judge Dee Interrupt * *
Once again I find myself saying “It’s George Kelley’s fault”. After reading this post on George Kelley’s blog, I thought: I should try some Judge Dee.
Though I’ve been aware of Van Gulik’s character for a long time, I’d not read any of the stories or novels, and decided it was time. I decided to start with Judge Dee at Work, a collection of 8 short stories which I got from the library.
Of course this decision flies in the face of my Summer Reading Plan, about which I posted here. As a consequence of reading the collection of Judge Dee short stories, and enjoying it very much indeed, I have now obtained two of the novels, The Chinese Gold Murders and The Lacquer Screen which are chronologically the first two in Dee’s career, though not in the order Van Gulik wrote the books.
So of the 18 books I’d planned to read this Summer, I’ve finished just one. The rest are on hold while I read Judge Dee. Whether this is a matter of the right book(s) at the right time or discovering something I’d have liked all along, I’m really enjoying these books. I’ve finished Judge Dee at Work and read about a third of The Chinese Gold Murders. I guess in the end any Summer Reading Plan is made to be modified, and that’s just what’s happened. Since the yard work and chores are done and it’s a warm afternoon, it’s time to grab a glass of iced tea and get back to the book.
What did YOU get, new, used or from the library, and
what have you been reading?