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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Friday quotes: La's Orchestra Saves the World

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Review, of sorts, to follow.
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Title: La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith

Book Beginning:
Two men, who were brothers, went to Suffolk. One drove the car, an old Bristol drophead coupe in British racing green, while the other navigated, using an out-of-date linen-backed map.
Friday 56:
La thought she heard the interviewer laugh, but only briefly. 
Comment: I start today (Friday) reading books that I own as part of reading challenge. This is the first book on my list and I haven't even started it. I can't even remember where I got this book. It seems to have materialized out of thin air and has lived on my book shelf for at least a year. But I love Alexander McCall Smith's writing and his books are usually so funny but I am not sure that this one will be. It is set in the countryside outside London in 1939. Lavender, La for short, isn't escaping bombings, she is escaping a shattered marriage. Should be good.

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15 comments:

  1. His books always have the most creative titles. I haven't read this one, but I have read several of his lady detective series books and enjoyed those.

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    1. I have no idea how many series he has written but apparently this is a standalone.

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  2. I haven't read this author in ages. This one looks tempting. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. I've never read his writing, but I really enjoyed the adaption of the Ladies Detective Agency, you got a real sense of humour in that too.

    My Friday Spotlight.

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  4. Sounds interesting. I have have that seem to have magically appeared on my shelves too. This week I am spotlighting Geekerella by Ashley Poston. Happy reading!

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  5. This book has been on my radar screen for a few years because I like this author and have read some of his other series. He's quite versatile.

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  6. I often can't remember when or where I got my books. I hope you end up enjoying this one. Happy weekend!

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  7. I love his books. It's been a while since I read anything though. Happy weekend!

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    1. I've enjoyed several of his series. Most are funny.

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  8. I've heard a lot of good things about this author - maybe I'll have to try his stuff. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  9. I love his writing, and would enjoy hearing him speak again!

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    1. Me, too. I started wondering today how old he is. Let me look it up...70. Good there is plenty of time for lots more books by this guy.

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  10. Hope you'll enjoy it and will be glad you found it on your shelf.

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  11. It sounds good, and unusual for him. It's not from one of his series?

    Thanks for playing along on Book Beginnings! And good luck with your challenge.

    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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