Life has interfered this summer with my writing but, happily, not with my reading.

I have had fun with Vick Delany’s Constable Molly Smith series set in a fictitious town in the Kootenays. They’re light, reasonably written and, the more I read, the more I like the characters. As with most series they stand alone, but reading in order would be preferred. My only negative comment is the annoying number of typos which the editors have not caught.

I have read a number of YA and MG fiction. The one that stood out for me was Gail Gallant’s Apparition. Well written, well crafted, it kept me reading well into the wee small hours. I look forward to the follow-up.

My favourite was a re-read. I read the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver years ago and loved it. But even at the time I realized I was reading for the story. I have read most of Kingsolver’s other books and also enjoyed them, but still always preferring Prodigal Summer because of the lusciousness of the text. Second time around with the Poisonwood Bible, however, I have returned to it as my favourite. This read I reacquainted myself with the story line  but mostly examined and savoured her writing. And it is worth savouring. And it also speaks to a world that has not changed, unfortunately.

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