I, too, am mad for Maisie...
When Book Club Girl announced her Maisie Dobbs Read-Along, I decided to finally get around to reading the first book in the series. I've been meaning to for years, but I never made it a priority. I adore the Bess Crawford series, and many people have recommended Maisie to me too. I read Maisie Dobbs in the last days of 2010 (review coming Friday) and adored it. I'm going with optimistic ambition and hoping to stay on pace with this frenetic read-along. I hope to read a little ahead and post my reviews on the days of discussion. First up: Maisie Dobbs this Friday followed by Birds of Feather (which I hope to read this week) on January 31.
...And Other Historical Mysteries
After discovering how much I loved Maisie (and realizing how many years she languished on my TBR shelf), I'm also determined to finally read The Beekeeper's Apprentice this year. I adored Laurie R. King's Kate Martinelli series but have never jumped into her Mary Russell series. Given my new enthusiasm for historical mysteries, I think it's high time. Ideally, I'll adore the series and read all ten before the publication of the eleventh in September.
I'm a huge fan of her blog, and I hope you'll check out her photo reviews soon too!
Coming up on the blog this week:
- a much-anticipated spring novel for Waiting on Wednesday
- my picks and hopes for the Golden Globe Awards next Sunday (get the sparkling wine ready!)
- Larry's Party by Carol Shields
- The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
- The Fighter, the new David O. Russell film
- Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
- In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
There's still time to enter to win a copy of The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli too!
Happy reading (and go Chiefs!)