Before I started working from home, I was working a lot of overtime, which has the unfortunate side-effect of leaving me with little time or energy to do the things which I want to do. Which means I haven’t read much recently, though it’s been picking up again since, firstly, I don’t have to waste time commuting, and, secondly, the overtime has died down again.

It’s amazing how much energy I did have left over, even when I was working overtime from home, though. And now I don’t have that to do, I have all sorts of reading and crafting plans to keep me busy and out of trouble.

Recently Read

Why Shoot a Butler?, by Georgette Heyer – on a lonely country road a butler is discovered, shot dead at the wheel of an Austin. [This one sadly doesn’t count for my Crime Classics Challenge, because I’ve read it more than once before. It’s still a good book, and anyone else doing the challenge should give it a read.]


Considered Reading

The Female Detective, by Andrew Forester – before Miss Marple, there was Forester’s Miss Gladden, in 1864. I shall give it another go at some point, though. I just didn’t get around to reading it before I had to return it to the library.


Currently Reading

Pyramids, by Terry Pratchett: A recently-graduated assassin has to return home upon inheriting a small kingdom full of pyramids