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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next, #3)

The Well of Lost Plots  - Jasper Fforde

Loved it.  My favorite parts of this series are when Thursday's "in" a book and that's where she spent the majority of her time here, so I was in heaven.  I didn't miss Goliath at all, and Aornis' shenanigans were enough to keep the tension high.  

 

I drove my husband crazy reading out passages of this book to him - there were so many good ones - but I was too involved with the story to stop and make a note of where they were.  This is the only one, (apologies in advance to all the authors out there):

 

"...'After all reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colours of the sky during a setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer's breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer – perhaps more.'

 

...'Really?' I replied, slightly doubtfully.

 

'Of course!' Snell laughed. Surf pounding the shingle wouldn't mean diddly unless you'd seen the waves cascade on to the foreshore, or felt the breakers tremble the beach beneath your feet, now, would it?'

 

'I suppose not.'

 

'Books,' said Snell, 'are a kind of magic.'"

 

 

Indeed they are - especially this one and this series.  I'm not sure anyone can explain these properly, but if you love books and you love humor, I recommend you give these a try, they're pure gold.