Sunday, July 11, 2010
Although it seems the summer just started, it's really almost over. We've enjoyed swimming with friends, a visit from cousins, and are about to leave for a week in Memphis. But what have I really been doing with this time before school and the inevitable routine starts again? Reading. And I have Laura Lee to thank for my preoccupation. If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes, or even if you don't and you just want something new to read, start with The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King. It's the first in an amazing series that re-imagines Sherlock's retirement, and his unlikely partnering with a young woman named Mary Russell. But, like I told Sarah when I told her she simply had to read them.... clear your schedule. Holmes-mania may take over your life.