Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Who knew tea shops could be so dangerous?
I like to read crap. I mean really stupid garbage, junky, rot your brain, reality television-esque type books. Case in point; the book I am reading right now.
It is a murder mystery set in a tea shop. Well, I guess if I am going to be truthful I should be totally truthful. It's a series of murder mysteries set in a tea shop. This is actually book 4. Oh my. I actually tried to get my mom to read the first book "Death by Darjeeling." She started it and then gave it back saying it was trite and insipid and the characters were predictable and it was just a sugary sweet book where nothing bad ever happened. She is right and that is exactly why I love them so much.
Nothing bad ever happens! Well except for the dead guy, but the readers don't know the dead guy. Sure, the main characters know him in some obscure and abstract way and the carry on as though they feel really bad about the death, but it doesn't really elicit any real emotion from me. And then the murder is solved and everybody comes back to the Indigo Tea Shop for a nice pot of tea and some cranberry scones. The books even have recipes!!
Yes, the books. I may have more than one. I may have this many:
I love the way this goes. 1984, The Catcher in the Rye, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, my Indigo Tea Shop mysteries and then Gone with the Wind. Classic. Literally.
So if you enjoy a book with insipid plots where nothing bad ever happens, may I recommend this Laura Childs gems? I hear she has a series of books about a knitting group. Can't wait!!