Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Reading Addiction

I have so many books lined up that I want to read: The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Eat, Pray, Love, Deepwater Mountain, and so many more. I have one major problem; I suppose it can be called a problem, or maybe not. Right now I am addicted to reading M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin mysteries. I love Agatha Raisin. I read them quickly and then go the library and pick up more. My fear (horror) is that I will eventually run out of them; I've read many of the books, but happily, there are still a few left for me to read. The next one is not coming out until October 2010! There is, in addition, an Agatha Raisin Companion book due out in October 2010 as well. I feel as if I know every inch of the Cotswolds, the setting of the books. Agatha lives in a thatched roof cottage with a front and back garden. She has two cats and interesting friends. She solves mysteries. Even though the village Agatha lives in, Carsely, isn't real, the other towns mentioned are real. I love Beaton's descriptions of the towns and the countryside. I will read those other books. I really want to read them. At least that's what I keep telling myself. I just have to pick one up and get started and put my Agatha Raisin books out of sight. But then, maybe the time isn't right for those books. I really enjoy reading Beaton's books. As far as addictions go, I think this is a fairly harmless one, and after all, what can be wrong with reading about an intelligent, but abrasive, middle-aged woman, who has obsessive loves, likes to eat, and loves cats.


  1. I will definitely have to check these books out based on your blog post. Have your read the series of #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith? Those are brilliant and lovely too.

    I think you should just stick with what you are enjoying now. Otherwise you might pick up one of the other books and not be in the right frame of mind to read it now.

  2. Wow as much as I love to read how did I know about these books. I hope I can find them.
    Just found you and enjoyed my visit to your lovely site
    Take care

  3. I tried to follow you but your follower thing would not load.
    Thanks Maggie

  4. It's so wonderful to find a series one loves with lots and lots of books already waiting for you! And the Cotswolds is an idyllic place!

  5. Am reading Eat Pray Love, and am wanting to reread the Twilight Saga...what does that say about me?
    Anyway, good luck getting to your books!

  6. Thank You! I am always looking for good books and I have never heard of these. They sound delightful! I recently read Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt and it was wonderful! So good to find out you are a fellow reader too! Have a blessed week hopefully full of things you love!
    ~ Katie

  7. What a wonderful addiction- especially for an English teacher! Those books sound wonderful-I may have to check them out. I will be thinking of you being at the Bon Jovi concert this weekend- you Lucky Girl- you will have to blog about it for those of us left behind!!! Enjoy!!!!!