Schwiegermutter to the rescue!
|Who needs a library card when this is only a small part|
of your Schwiegermutter's extensive bilingual collection?
|These are also Krimis, but they take place in the Middle Ages,|
and somehow that works for me.
I also picked up another book in a series I really like and recommend for anyone living in Germany:
These books each reveal 50 secrets of and from the city in the title, and the new one I'd ordered is the one about Berlin. I have read most of the books from Esslingen and Tübingen, and I have written (with permission from the author) about several of those secrets here and here. I bought the one about Berlin in preparation for my trip there with the Sheboygan exchange students in June this year, and already I've read about two things very close to our hotel that I've never noticed before. These books are fabulous for pointing out things that are in plain sight but that we don't notice when we're just walking around in a town or city.
They are only available in German, but I really do think there'd be a market for them in English! People love secrets and stories! I'd buy several copies of the Esslingen book in English to give as gifts. I wonder if I can plant that idea in the publisher's ear.
So I am content to say that I have my reading set and planned for the next few weeks. This is a relief, because I hate being "between books." I don't know how quickly I'll get through Franklin's books, but at some point I also need to get to the twenty other projects that are waiting for me involving cleaning, writing, more writing, more cleaning, and organizing.
What are YOU reading these days?
Do you have some good recommendations for me??
Modern-day Krimis need not apply.