This week I’m reading Lady of Ashes, by Christine Trent. This is a historical mystery set in the Victorian era, revolving around Violet, a female undertaker, and her husband Graham, who is, uh, a male undertaker. And, I suspect, a gunrunner, although that is currently unconfirmed.
Still working on book two of The Mongoliad this week — it’s a long one, as you might expect when Neal Stephenson is involved.
So I haven’t done a “not a review” in a while, in which I rate movies based on how long they take to put my wife to sleep, simply because we haven’t watched anything lately that she’s paid much attention to or made any amusing observations about. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t uttered a tasty tidbit or two over the last couple of months. I’ve just been noting them down and waiting until I had enough of them for a post, because, you know, it’s not easy padding these posts to
30 minutes three or four paragraphs.
So this week the Moon+ Reader Random Book Selector told me it was time to read book two of The Mongoliad, by Neal Stephenson and a bunch of other people*.