Saturday, April 27, 2013

Still Lost in the Stacks

Woman Reading with Parasol by Henri Matisse, 1921
Woman Reading with Parasol
Henri Matisse
If you are stopping by from Danielle's "Lost in the Stacks" feature, Welcome! I write an entry here every day so there is always something new at Belle, Book, and Candle.

If you scroll down and check yesterday's post, you will see more photos of my bookshelves. Please look around. I am glad to have you visit.

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What am I reading now?

Headlong by Michael Frayn - A comic novel of Old Masters and Mystery. Informative and amusing at the same time.

Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper by C. Marina Marchese - The true story of a woman and her beehives. I love tales like this - a woman abandons the corporate world and takes up country life.

The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths - A new mystery author to me. The main character is Ruth Galloway, a forensic 
archaeologist living and teaching on Britain's Norfolk coast. So far, so good. I liked Ruth right away and the mystery begins on page one. 


  1. I love Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series. It has such an untraditional relationship between the primary characters. And, being an archeology buff, I like that aspect of them, too. I hope you enjoy them. They really should be read in order to understand the evolution of the characters.

    1. Hi Joan. Yes, I am enjoying getting to know Ruth Galloway. I am pretty fanatical about reading a mystery series in order of publication. I like seeing how the characters grow and am looking forward to more of these. Thanks for your encouraging comment.

  2. I second the need to read Griffiths in the correct order. What I love most about them is the very idiosyncratic narrative voice. She frequently makes me laugh out loud.

    1. Hi Alex. Yes, Ruth does have a funny way of putting things. She seems to have an easier time talking to herself or her cats than to the people she comes in contact with!

      I really am entranced by her cottage by the shore. Desolate. Lots of sky. Not for everyone, I am sure.