No individual posts on the following books:
Alexander McCall Smith, Tea Time for the Traditionally Built – a good vacation read. This is one of the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series.
Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind – a southern widow, Miss Julia, emerges from 40 years of suppression by her know-it-all husband. The plot strained credulity, especially Miss Julia’s naive reactions to male machinations, but it was a welcome vacation read. I loved the scene where the black maid, Miss Lillian, breaks into a televangelist program by waving $100 bills supplied by Miss Julia.
Sue Grafton, U Is for Undertow. I have enjoyed this series with private investigator Kinsey Milhone, who lives and works in Santa Theresa/Barbara, California. The plotting in this one had more appeal than the last two, with one unsettling discrepancy at the end.
See my posts for more about the following books:
Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness
Tatiana de Rosnay, Sarah’s Key
Richard Russo, Nobody’s Fool
Harry Blamires, The Bloomsday Book – I read this along with Ulysses.
James Joyce, Ulysses – finished at last, free at last! I have posted on my approach to reading the book and on the Circe section. Expect one more comment.