And no, I’m not talking about gambling, even if College Betting Quarterly (or something, I don’t remember the name) somehow mysteriously comes to my mailbox. (It does- no idea why. But my name is on it. Strange.)
I finished another book, and it was wonderful. The Confessions of Arsene Lupin by Maurice LeBlanc has introduced me to a new favorite character- a master thief who can’t help but solve mysteries when no one else can. These stories are masterfully told, and such fun. The combination of skill, intrigue, deviousness and conscience LeBlanc balances in the character is perfect. Seriously, if someone could take this tact on Catwoman, they’d blow the series away on a regular basis. Someone should get on that. If I could come up with the story lines I’d pitch it, but that’s not going to happen. So someone else should do it.
Now I’m reading the lovely The Adventures of A Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart, a book I picked up for free for my Kindle. It was written back in 1871 and is a real account of a father taking his son out on a month long expedition through Mexico. It’s charming and inspiring- it makes me want to get out in nature with the girls. And it’s sweet and funny, and full of interesting facts- I look forward to reading it to Z when she gets a little older.
What are you reading?