Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Red Herring Without Mustard, by Alan Bradley

I got so wrapped up in beginning the fourth Flavia de Luce book, that I almost forgot to log the third one!

I think this one is my favorite of the three I've read, so far.  The ending was just nice.

This one still stays true to form with the mystery, humor, and enjoyability.  

If you haven't read these, and you enjoy a good book that's clean and charming, these should be on your list of to-reads, for sure! :)

Now to finish the last one... boo.  Although, I've been told there's another coming out in March, so - YAY! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, By Alan Bradley

I cannot get enough of these books! I've already started the third one!!

Flavia de Luce is my new favorite person.  I love her precociousness! Alan Bradley writes her like a pro! Her wit and humor and attitude and cleverness are neatly packaged inside this eleven year old girl, and I only wish she were real so I could meet her! 

One thing I love about Mr. Bradley's books, is he gives clues throughout, but one can never solve the mystery on those alone -- he leaves out the important ones till the end when Flavia's solving yet another crime for her friend, Inspector Hewitt.  

I almost hope this girl never grows up so her stories can keep being produced! They're full of British lingo, which I love, and the number of times they'll have you smiling or laughing out loud or even "Ah-ha-ing" will keep you coming back for more! I certainly am! 

They're clean, humorous, charming, and entertaining... I highly recommend them!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley

Enjoyable... Fun... Delightful...

These are words I would use to describe this book! It was such a pleasure to read! 

It's a fiction mystery and the main character is Flavia de Luce.  

The plot is enough to keep the pages turning.  But, if that wasn't enough, the way it's written and the character's personalities will draw you right in.  It had me laughing out loud at times and trying to puzzle the clues together, at others.  I haven't enjoyed a book this well in a long time!

I'm just glad there are three more! :)