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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Espresso Tales: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (2)

Espresso Tales - Alexander McCall Smith, Iain Mcintosh Alexander McCall Smith fluffly serial novel #2 in his 44 Scotland Street series. It's fluffly, it's light reading. The characters are mostly caricatures especially Berty's mom and Bruce. Despite the caricature aspect, I got attached to most of the characters. Some I adore, Berty is my favourite, followed closely by Big Lou. I adore to loathe Berty's mom. She does shine in her own particular obsessive light in this one. It's not Tales of the City, then again after book 3, Tales wasn't Tales of the City either. I read Scotland Street for the soap opera drama, the ups and downs of the characters and the overall pinkish atmosphere.It's your typical serial genre story.