Retirement = Reading

Yay for public libraries! Bigger YAY for libraries that are all hooked together. Since I’ve retired I must be at the library at least once a week. I’ve begun reducing the backlog of missed books from series/authors I follow. I read fast but I also read very carelessly, I confess. There are some authors where I savor every word they write. Most other authors I find I’m reading for the action, and don’t really care about the scenery details. 🙂 I like the verbs.

One of the drawbacks to reading real paper-bound books is that I have been ignoring most of my emails about Kindle and Kindle Unlimited offerings. That’s a shame because I’ve encountered a lot of new authors that way. I’ve mentioned before about “discovering” Vaseem Khan from being offered Midnight at Malabar House. From that series I’ve moved to his Baby Ganesh books and I’m waiting for the 4th Malabar book this summer – Death of a Lesser God.

I also “discovered” Antti Tuomainen. I was offered his “The Man Who Died” either via Kindle Unlimited or a very low daily kindle special. I really enjoyed it! The description was intriguing enough to snare me. I often think I don’t have a very good sense of humor. I sometimes miss completely that something is supposed to be amusing. 🙂 I have a favorite mystery author who wrote a stand-alone mystery. I was half-way through the book before I realized it was meant to be humorous and that’s why the antics and reactions were so inane. 🙂 I was expecting it to be in the same mode as the series. So I was grateful that the description of The Man Who Died informed me that it was “darkly tinged humor”. It was and I really enjoyed it. Next I tried Little Siberia but while I saw the humor it didn’t resonate as much with me. I’ve just finished The Rabbit Factor and LOVED it. I loved it so much I started quoting parts of it to a friend who was over for dinner. 🙂 I’m hunting down the next one – The Moose Paradox. My library doesn’t have it, doesn’t show it at any of the associated libraries so I’m going to try for the digital version next. 🙂 Definitely darkly tinged humor but more humor than dark in my opinion. Definitely a fun read.