Hello fellow book-lovers! How is the world of reading going?
I finished The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, by Laurie King, this week and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a unique story about a young woman who becomes Sherlock Holmes’s apprentice. He is (semi-)retired to a rural part of England where he keeps bees and the young woman, Mary Russell, encounters him in the countryside someday. The story is part coming-of-age, part mystery, and part insightful look into human behavior and relationships. I believe it is the first in a series and I am delighted to have found another series I enjoy! I highly recommend it!
This week in the evenings I greatly enjoyed watching the BBC miniseries North & South. I haven’t read the book, but perhaps I will at some point – the movie is very well done but I am guessing that more details are explained in the book.
It has been a snowy weekend, but I haven’t read quite as much as I expected to – today I was out most of the day at various activities, and yesterday I actually went outside and played in the snow a bit 🙂 I did start another book after finishing The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, though – my interlibrary loan book, The Promise of Mediation. So far I am finding it really interesting. As I thought would be the case, it addresses the potential of mediation that I had in mind when I became a mediator – transforming the conflict to empower the parties to work constructively towards a solution and heal their relationship. I am looking forward to the rest of the book, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be ready for more fiction afterwards.