So, I wasn’t going to post for a while because I’m hacking away at The Luminaries, but two things happened. First, I slipped an Agatha Christie in there – Towards Zero which features Inspector Battle rather than Poirot or Marple. A good one, not one of the greatest, but a good, solid mystery with a conclusion I didn’t guess although I had worked out some of the clues, I just didn’t add them up properly. One aspect of the plot seemed very familiar, but I can’t remember where else I read that so I don’t know if she’s repeating herself or someone else thought up the same thing.
The second was a challenge posed by Roof Beam Reader. Ulysses Readalong – definitely a book that can use some company, but I’ve just read the Moonstone and am reading The Luminaries. I had thought to read some short, modern works to get my count up a bit, not another giant tome. Plus he’s only giving us 3 weeks. 3 weeks! Not even a month! 40 pages a day of Ulysses doable? Nope. But startable. And maybe once started, I will go on and finish. I’ve had a copy forever. And I might even know where it is. I guess I have some time to think about it as we’re not supposed to start until the 15th. Which is good, because I might be able to finish The Luminaries by then.