Ah, the joys of a good historical whodunit! I stumbled upon the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters (pen name of Egyptologist Barbara Mertz) when I was looking for books about Hatshepsut. I’m several books in at this point, and it’s mostly silly fun but written by someone who knows her stuff about archaeologists and their work. Our heroine, Amelia, is an Edwardian lady archaeologist married to an Indiana Jones-like character and they have Adventures. Her motto seems to be “never leave home without your gun and your parasol.” As I said, silly fun.
I love a book that takes to a world I can’t visit myself! 9 months ago
This is the Saul Alinsky classic from 1971 that conservatives hate so much. I just read about him in an article in Jewish Currents; I was pretty ignorant about him other than as a name that the Right likes to throw around as the Bogey Man.
Sounds like my kind of guy. Haven’t read it yet, will do so this week. 9 months ago
Ever since I left school 4 years ago, I’ve read books like a maniac. It’s just so much fun to be able to choose them and read them!
I realize, though, that except for the list on my nook (which is not nearly all I’ve read) that I don’t keep track of it anywhere. So I’m going to start doing that here. 9 months ago