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.


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


By Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid 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

1 comment

  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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