What I'm Reading Now: 12 October 29

A bit more this week...

Two ebooks: A treasury of Sayers stories and Busman's Honeymoon, both by Dorothy L Sayers. I've read both of them before, albeit not on my computer screen. The Treasury was mostly good fun, although the two "Other Stories" ended rather depressingly, and "The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question" requires fluency in French to understand. (For that matter, there are a couple of paragraphs in Busman's Honeymoon that are untranslated French - Sayers was fluently French/English bilingual, and never bothered providing translations in her books. Fortunately, said passages have nothing to do with the main points of Honeymoon.)

Busman's honeymoon was an interesting read for me in a different way that previous readings. It's subtitled "A love story with detective interruptions" and is easily as much about Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane working out what their relationship will become now that they are married, as it is about discovering who murdered the former owner of their honeymoon house. This is, I think, the first time I've read it since my own marriage, and my experience has added some immediacy to certain of Lord Peter & Harriet's experiences. When I first read it, I was in my teens, and mostly skipped over all the domestic bits for the detection; now I appreciate them both.

Fair warning: by next week it will be November, and I hope to be novelling. There will be even less reading, and these posts will mostly be word counts and the odd comment about plot points and the like.