Saturday, June 11, 2011

As I may have mentioned - I don't know, I am not much of a complainer ;P - I have been sick all week. Add to that the fact that Ross needed to take my car while his was in the shop and I have spent A LOT of time in the apartment this week. Here are some of the things that have kept me entertained.

Sherlock from Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. I am not a Sherlock Holmes snob. I have read The Hound of the Baskervilles and maybe a couple of short stories, but most of my experience of the famous sleuth is apocryphal (see Carol Nelson Douglas's Irene Adler series and Laurie R. King's Mary Russell series) so I have no problem with a smartphone wielding Sherlock. Especially if it is the brain child of two of Doctor Who's best writers. Cumberbatch gracefully walks a fine line between irresistible and alien as Holmes and Freeman plays a wry, humble, soft-spoken Watson. Series Two is currently in production.

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. I started this book because a) it has received rave reviews and b) it was a nearly 700 page novel for just $7.99 on my nook. That's a lot of book. I wouldn't normally read a book about a Jewish family during WWII because I don't like to be sad any more than I have to be but thankfully this has been a wonderful, old fashioned (reminds me a bit of Tale of Two Cities) novel and I love it. It is so vivid, and it is the first book I have read that looks at the war from the Hungarian perspective. However, now I am on page 408 and things have been going poorly for our protagonist for some time, and I need a breather soooo...

Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas. Lisa Kleypas writes smart, steamy, heartfelt romance novels that never, ever mention the holocaust. This is the first contemporary romance I have read by her and so far I like it. It is set in the southwest, Texas to be exact, and tells the story of Liberty Jones growing up in a trailer park and overcoming adversity and finding love and all that good stuff!

1 comment:

Steph said...

Fun Kim!! I am loving Lisa Kleypas series on the Hawthaway family. =) And I loved the Sherlock Holmes too!! Thanks for pointing me in the direction of good things!