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Decisions, Decisions

Juannie brought me a sweet surprise back from Austin, The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde. He knows how much I loved the Thursday Next books plus I was very disappointed about missing Jasper Fforde's book signing in August because of a family commitment.

"Library Journal - It's tough being a detective in the unglamorous world of nursery rhyme crimes, especially when your power-hungry rival hogs the limelight, your commanding officer is looking to eliminate your division, and you have a nasty reputation for killing giants. Detective Inspector Jack Spratt is investigating the violent death of Humpty Dumpty, disreputable philanthropist and business mastermind, who may have been shot by his ex-wife. As Spratt and his ambitious assistant Mary Mary delve into the crime, they uncover several suspects and a sinister plot involving money laundering, woodcutters, and podiatry. Like Fforde's "Tuesday Next" series, The Big Over Easy is set in an alternative world where fiction is real-a place where Georgy Porgy is a crime boss, the Three Little Pigs are prosecuted for killing the Wolf, and Wee Willy Winkie has been diagnosed with narcolepsy. Full of allusions and puns on detective fiction and nursery rhymes, Fforde's fifth novel and first in a new series is good fun for all fiction collections. Highly recommended."

On Monday, two books I ordered for myself finally arrived. I wanted to read Oh, Play That Thing by Roddy Doyle because it's the follow-up to A Star Called Henry and I have loved Roddy Doyle since I read The Commitments. I try to read as many Booker Prize winners as I can so I ordered this year's winner, The Sea by John Banville.

And last but not least, a friend from work let me borrow her copy of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Now I just need to decide what I am going to read first!
Tags: books, reading, thursday next
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