Almost finished Milenium

I am reading the third installment in the millennium series,

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.

 Normally, I would never buy this type of book in hardcover but,

I got it for my mom’s birthday and at over 50% off. I enjoyed the first two novels.

 Do I think it’s high art? Of course not, it is entertaining.

 One thing I don’t like about Scandinavian mysteries,

they are very dark and have little humour, Ian Rankin it isn’t.

I will finish it and I am glad I read them but, honestly, I’m going to keep reading the Brits, Scots and Yanks.

The characters in millenium are good, non-conventional, complex, some of them are barely likeable.

Not really run of the mill but, not as well drawn as Carol O’connell’s Mallory for instance,

 the anti-hero to end all anti-heroes

 There is a trend in recent crime fiction, the villains all seem to be pedophiles.

 While I agree that pedophiles are the scum of the earth, do I really want to read novel after novel about them?

 Enough, already.

 This summer I am reading nothing about sickos.

 Jane Austen, Armistead Maupin and a few others who make me think and make me happy

and dream of romance and love.

Sigh.

Monday, I am going on a date!

It’s been a while I won’t tell you how long, I’m embarrassed and besides why would you girls care?

The woman I am going out with is adorable,smart,funny and likes me—- go figure!

The other day I finally woke up. I said to her, we should date and she said, basically, what took you so long?

I had a problem because she is younger, until a friend of mine said

 “it’s always the older person who has a problem with that”.

I’m sick of letting my life glide by, so I’m going for it.

When I finish the Larson I’ll give a fuller appreciation.

Until then

Later girls

Wish me luck

BB

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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

One thought on “Almost finished Milenium”

  1. Hey, Caroline, way to go on the date! I hope you have a great time. It’s funny how we miss what’s right in front of us. Anyway, have fun.

    Meanwhile, I am with you on the depressing books. I just don’t buy them. I am way past being interested in reading anything about pedophiles (or the like) and Stig? Is just not my cup of tea.

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