Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BOOKS- What I'm reading!

I've been doing mostly reading so far on this vacation and wanted to post about a book that I am enjoying IMMENSELY! I've read a few of Sharon McCrumb's other books, but they were mostly from her Appalachia series which are very good but quite serious.

I previously read "If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him" and that book provoked a decree from DH that I was not allowed to read McCrumb in bed if he was home. My shoulder-shaking efforts to not laugh out loud were not successful at not waking him up. As I read it, I was delighted to the point of laughter at the way McCrumb uses the language- her writing is hysterically funny!

"Highland Laddie" may be even funnier than "If I'd Killed Him". I have not even finished the book yet, but I have already begun searching for copies of the rest of the series. Once I get them all, I am going to start at the beginning and go on an Elizabeth MacPherson (the lead character) binge!

Since I feel totally inadequate to convey the spice of McCrumb's writing, I will simply present to you here the final part of the Prologue to "Highland Laddie Gone". Lord, how I wish I could write like this!

"Dear Mary-Stuart,
Can't tell you how devastated I am to hear that you won't be at the Highland games this year. In that case, I think I'll go. And I'll be happy to take care of Cluny. He's my favorite member of the Clan Chattan anyway.
No, I am not teaching. I am getting a degree in Forensic Anthropology, along with my fiance, Milo Gordon. We spend a lot of time cutting up dead bodies. I think of you often.

1 comment:

Shirley said...

I wish I had her lovely way to look at life!! I keep forgetting to tell you how excited I am to hear about your Fall at the other shcool when you get there. A wonderful door closed and another wonderful one to open.