We decided to revise some things in the garden, old shrubs out and moving things around, and we’re having 5 yd. (135 cubic feet) of soil amendments delivered. Of course it’s supposed to rain that day, but we have tarps to cover it until our garden-landscape fellow comes a couple days later, when it’s also supposed to rain.
I decided to try a book mentioned by Bill Crider on his blog. Well Read, Then Dead is the first of a new series by Terrie Farley Moran. It’s a cozy set in Florida, the protagonist and her best friend run a bookstore-café named Read ‘Em and Eat. Yes, plenty of cutsey in this one, along with lots of “characters”, a heroine who persists in making bad decisions and incorrect guesses and doing foolish things. Of course it all works out fine. Lots of food talk and a recipe in the back. This is the type of cozy that puts me off reading them, though I’ll open a book by Christie, Sayers, Allingham, Aires, or any of the classic Brits in a heartbeat. If this sounds like fun, go for it. If not, avoid.
Speaking of Bill Crider – and we were – I figured it’s high time I read a few more of his books, especially some older Dan Rhodes I’d missed. So I got these from the library and spent some enjoyable hours with Rhodes and the folks in Blacklin County.
Barbara finished Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante, and says she liked it and will read the next in the series. She is also taking a try at The Remains of An Alter, Phil Rickman’s 8th Merrily Watkins novel that I didn’t finish. She’s having the same problems with it that I had, but sometimes she’s more stubborn about finishing books than I am. Also, she has another Reacher in the wings.
What are you reading?