• What are you currently reading? The Last Word, the latest document in the Spellman "case files" by Lisa Lutz. I'm enjoying it, because time spent with our funny and forever badly behaved protagonist/narrator Izzy is always well spent. But I feel like a little of the gas is running out of this series. Brother David, his wife Maggie and their daughter Sydney are not charming me the way the I suspect Ms. Lutz intends. If it wasn't for the fact that this is, nominally, a mystery and I'm afraid I'll miss a clue, I'd blow past those passages. And so far there's very little of kid sister Rae, and she's always been my favorite character. If you're looking for an engaging, amusing mystery series, by all means reach for the Spellmans. But start with one of the earlier books in the series.
• What do you think you’ll read next? I don't know. Since today is Elvis' birthday, I'm thinking good ol' rock'n'roll and may reach for Bruce, a bio of the Boss by Peter Ames Carlin.
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