The Slowest Reader in America
July 08, 2010
I am, quite possibly, the slowest reader in America. The last book I read was Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. I was very proud of myself because it only took me 8 weeks to finish reading it. That's pretty fast for me! I'm enjoying Joanne Fluke and her Hannah Swensen Mysteries even though I have only finished 4 (she has written 13 - sigh...). I think the recurring characters are fairly believable and the recipes she includes sound delicious, although I haven't made any of them yet. My only criticism so far is the plots are getting a little weak. I think if I can figure out "who did it", anyone can. I don't know when I'll get to her fifth book, Fudge Cupcake Murder, but it is on my list to read sometime soon.
What am I reading now? Here are a few books I would like to read in July ...
Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City by Darrell Garwood. It is an older book, written in 1948, but I'm looking forward to learning more about the history of my hometown.
Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae. McRae's newest book, Something Borrowed, Something Bleu is scheduled to be published this month and, since I haven't read any of her Home Crafting Mysteries before, I thought I had better start with her first one.
World Heritage Sites published by UNESCO. This book is a guidebook of sorts, listing all 878 sites the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has decided have lasting cultural or natural value and significance and should be preserved and protected. If you have been to the Grand Canyon or the Statue of Liberty, you are down to 877 - they are both on the list!
We'll see how far I get on my July reading list - it may take me until October ....
Next week, I will have answers from the smart staff at the Grandview Branch to another Staff Question: "What was your favorite book when you were 12?" You won't want to miss it!
Angie M.Tags: reading, mystery, Books