Book 27 of 80
Eva over at A Striped Armchair checked out my blog and posted a link to her Travel by Books summary for 2009. Her list has internal links and everything!! And her maps are way cool. But she’s like an uber-supremo-book-blogger and I’m a fledgling-book-blogger. 🙂 Like, I’d probably want her autograph or something. But I’m nerdy like that.
Anyway, I checked out her list for Africa and stumbled upon her review of Wife of the Gods. Since the book had popped up on my radar in two other places while searching for a book for Ghana, I decided that this sounded like an African murder mystery ala Raymond Chandler. And I’m exactly in the right mood for an engaging murder mystery. I have a few respites during Africa — away from the dark and depressing social commentaries, or away from classics designed to challenge my brain — and this is one of them.
Matt and I were sitting on the couch last night and I was reading the book jacket. I clutched the book to my chest and said, “A pot-smoking detective! Fetish priests!! I’m soooooo excited!!!!” Fortunately, Matt just high-fived me instead of giving his usual “you’re really pathetic” look — he had endured enough tears with God’s Bits of Wood and A Long Way Gone. He’s ready for a break too.