Saturday, March 14, 2015

Raking Snow

One day after work, Scott tackled the weighty snow piled up on our roof.

And today, besides doing my usual Saturday stuff, I am looking forward to reading Alan Bradley's new book, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.
You can listen to the podcast where he is interviewed, HERE.

Flavia de Luce is a child sleuth who lives mostly unsupervised in a rambly country house, gets around on her bike (her best friend), and is the most entertaining amateur detective I've run across in a very long time.

In this, the seventh book in the series The Buckshaw Chronicles, she is sent from her home in England to a boarding school in Canada. If you haven't read any of these stories before, my advice is to start with the first volume, though I'm sure they're just as enjoyable when read without knowledge of Flavia's previous escapades.


  1. I just love this series, SJG - so glad you do too!

    This winter seems endless to me right now, particularly when I read of more southern climes enjoying their "spring." LOL


  2. I'm in the process of reading that one too---I never remember that they have a Series name, but who could forget Flavia?

  3. She does crack me up. I particularly love the remarks she makes that display how children misunderstand the things adults say. And how she thinks of her bicycle as a living companion.


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