We did a lot this weekend. We moved back into our house. We are staying in an upstairs bedroom as construction is still ongoing through most of the house. We restocked our fridge which has been totally empty since the hurricane. And we watched the new Ghostbusters, which was pretty fun. I did not get to participate in the readathon and haven’t been able to read too much as of late. I can’t wait to be back in our home, for real!
I started Arthur and Sherlock, by Michael Sims, a nonfiction book coming in January about the younger years of Arthur Conan Doyle. As a true Sherlock nerd, I am obsessed with Dr. Joseph Bell, Doyle’s professor at University of Edinburgh, and the root of Sherlock’s observational abilities. I am definitely enjoying all the medical and cultural background. (If you are ever in Edinburgh, go to Surgeon’s Hall Museum. It’s amazing and they have Bell and Doyle artifacts.)
I also started Mister Monkey, a humor novel about a flailing off-off-off-off Broadway show. I’m only a handful of pages in so I’m not sure what I think yet. I can say that she has nailed the bizarre world of amateur actors and community theatre.
And I started Ruler of the Night by David Morrell. I really enjoyed his first book with Thomas DeQuincey as the protagonist. This one uses the true crime Thomas Briggs case as its jumping off point, a murder in the first class carriage of a train in the 1860s. Greatly intrigued so far.