Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday Book Blogging

Maisie Dobbs (Book 1)Aha! A new mystery series has made its way into my hands and I am thrilled. The first of the series is named for its protagonist, Maisie Dobbs, a maid-turned-WWI-nurse-turned-private-investigator in 1929 London. And here is your teaser:
Maisie knew that she had found the lover, the man who had caused Christopher Davenham to pay a princely sum for her services. The problem was that the man Christopher Davenham thought was cuckolding him was dead.

Do Unto Otters: A Book About MannersIn other book news, I did manage to finish Do Unto Otters. Given that it's geared at 6-8 year olds, I'd say that's a good thing. I found this book because, for National Donut Day last Friday, I was reminded of my favorite donut protagonist, Arnie, the Doughnut, reviewed by the NY Times here. Do Unto Otters is by the same author and is equally delightful.  I now know how to please, thank you, and excuse me in five languages: Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Pig Latin.

Enjoy!

And thank you for visiting my blog!

6 comments:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

do unto otters, how CUTE!! thanks for sharing!

carolsnotebook said...

Okay, now I need to find Arnie the Doughnut.

Anonymous said...

Just finished A. S. Byatt's The Children's Book, which I liked better than most of the Byatt I've read but not as much as I hoped I would when I began it.

On to Simon Schama's Dead Certainties:

"It was an empty person, exquisitely designed. If only the filling could be made to match the packing, how truly godlike might be the result!"

Kwee Lewis said...

I love the setting, 1929 - very nice. And I love mysteries - thank you very much. Mine is here http://akweelife.blogspot.com/2011/06/silky-tuesday-teaser.html

Beverly said...

Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole. Happy reading.

Buffy said...

I still want to pick up this series at some point -- I'm getting ready to move, though, so a sane person would stop putting things on hold at the library she'll soon be 30 minutes away from...