~ Sherlock Holmes month at Tip the Wink is almost over ~
I finished the nearly 500 page Holmes short story collection I’ve been reading, and I enjoyed it (see my Friday review). Now I’m reading Killer’s Wedge by Ed McBain for the upcoming Friday Forgotten Book post.
Also, from the library came Stories of the Raksura: Volume One: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud by Martha Wells. I thought this might be a good place to try her writing, as it promised to be short works. However I discover it’s not short stories, as I had supposed, but two novellas which depend on having read at least the first, preferably all three, of Wells’ previous works: The Cloud Roads, The Serpent Sea, and The Siren Depths. That’s not something I’m interested in doing, so this one is going right back to the library. I’m not sure what I’ll dig into after the McBain.
I also read, based on a review, Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Described as “an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.” I found it terribly depressing. Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. They have again become homeless, living in their old minivan. Crenshaw is Jackson’s imaginary friend, a huge cat with a sense of humor. Unfortunately things never get much better and there’s no magic in the book. The best thing is the cover art.
She’s still – very slowly – progressing with London Underground by Chris Angus. She doesn’t much enjoy reading ebooks and the story isn’t grabbing her.
She’s waiting for some things to show up at the library, so no idea what she’ll start on next.
How about you?
Have you read these books or authors?
What are you reading?