Anyway, this is a bookblog so enough of mundane matters. I read seven book in February, not a bad total for me but then, apart from being on tea and coffee duty for the workmen, I've not had a lot else to do. These are the books:
6. The Bookshop that Floated Away - Sarah Henshall. Non-fiction... adventures selling books on canals around England. Not as good as I had hoped.
7. Pompeii - Robert Harris. Aquaducts and disappearances and weird things happening in the lead-up to the eruption of Vesuvius. A cracking good read.
8. Whose Body? Dorothy L. Sayers. Excellent vintage crime yarn with Lord Peter Wimsey and friends.
9. Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey. Yet another excellent vintage cime story, set in a college for the training of PE teachers.
10. Murder as a Fine Art - David Morell. A dark crime story set in Victorian times with the author of Confessions of an Opium Eater, Thomas de Quincey, as the main character. Excellent. Loved it.
11. Findings - Kathleen Jamie. Beautiful non-fiction book about Scottish wildlife and scenery. If you love Scotland you should read this.
12. A Fatal Thaw - Dana Stabenow. Murder in Alaska, Kate Shugak investigating. Surprised at how much more I enjoyed book two than book one. Super read.
So. Seven books, five fiction and two non-fiction. Qualitywise this was yet another excellent reading month. One was a bit average but certainly not terrible, all the rest were really very good and it's hard to choose a favourite. Certainly the best non-fiction was Findings but fiction? If pushed, and I mean really pushed, I think I'll have to choose this:
A Fatal Thaw by Dana Stabenow was a terrific murder mystery with a snowy, mountainous setting... the kind I really love... and interesting, quirky characters. Can't wait to read more about Kate Shugak and her murder investigations in Alaska.
I'm currently reading two books, The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson and Slade House by David Mitchell. I'm enjoying both and will include them in my books for March even though I'm over halfway through each of them. It seems I really am geeky enough to worry about such things. Happy reading.