Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Turn the Page...Tuesday

Adrienne at Some of A Kind has started a bloggy book club of sorts. Every first Tuesday of the month there is a list of lovely ladies posting about the books they love. I don't fancy myself a proper book reviewer. I do love to read, however, and I enjoy hearing what others are reading, so I'm joining in.

Mme. Romotswe stole my heart the very moment I laid eyes on The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.She's witty, clever, straight forward and full of all kinds of knowledge and self assurance. This series is long...as in there are many books to read, which makes me happy, since I'm sure to have another one to read for as long as I care to continue.

The language of the characters is simple and exactly how I would imagine a conversation taking place in a small African village. The books are filled with the stories of the people Mme. Romotswe interacts with in her travels as a detective agent. It's easy to picture the people and the places she leads her readers, and I find myself completely smitten with her take on the things that make people and life good and simple. With all that is going on around us these days on economic and moral fronts, it's lovely to sit back and follow the simple ways of an African woman living out her days.

(A special thanks to my sweet sister, who loaned me the first book, and a sweet friend who sent a care package filled with the next 7 books in the series. Without these books I'd be stuck in the garden, craft, and cooking section of my library with no fiction to be seen. Even I need a break from these things at times.)

9 comments:

  1. Oh how cool - I'm gonna have to see if our library has this series. I love me a good mystery ;-)

    Thanks for participating!

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  2. I just started reading this series too! I love it!

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  3. I have read the first one and loved it. Imagine my fun with seeing it on HBO as a series! I have just now seen the first 2 shows. They are really fun and done in Botswana. The language is musical and the enjoyment as things work out in an unexpected way is delightful. Enjoy! Kathy S. (Sara K's mom)

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  4. Now that sounds interesting, and you're totally right about needing a break from the "special interest/obsession" books. I like to always be reading a novel so that I can give myself a break, whether I want to or not!

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  5. This series really sounds fun. I've seen them everywhere but have yet to read one. Now I want to~ fun review!

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  6. Hey. I've never read these books, but Joe has read them all. He loves them and has encouraged me to pick them up. I'm waiting for the pile on my nightstand to wither a bit. We are also watching the new HBO series...pretty fun.

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  7. I love love love these books... I listened to them on audio book. Fabulous.

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  8. I have only heard great things about those books--maybe I'll read one over spring break!!

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  9. Hmmm...maybe I should get out of my kiddy lit fantasy rut and try a fun book written for adult readers! -S

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