What I’ve Been Reading

Blogging is apparently not my strong suit, but I have definitely still been reading since I last posted. I’ve read over 100 books since the beginning of the year (Note to self: revise reading goal).

It’s not quite as impressive as it looks, more than half of those have been Children’s or YA books, but still I’m keeping busy.

My newest obsession are the Enola Holmes mysteries, which bridge the Children’s and YA categories – I would say they’re probably right for about middle school age, but I’m sure there are some late elementary school kids who would like them too. I’ve read all four books that the DC Public Library has – The Case of the Missing Marquess, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets, and The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan. There is one more out – The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, but it hasn’t arrived at DCPL yet, so I suppose I will have to be patient.

The books are all by Nancy Springer, who has apparently written lots of books, none of which I’ve read. The protagonist is younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, who at the age of 14 runs away from home (after her mother has disappeared) rather than being sent off to finishing school by her brothers. She makes her way to London (the place she is sure her brothers won’t immediately look for her, since that’s where they live), and sets herself up as (the assistant to a fictional) Scientific Perditorian (finder of lost things and people). Enola is smart and spunky, and all around enjoyable to spend a few hours with. (They are short books – I read the last one in one evening). I highly recommend them.

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What I’ve Been Reading