Monday, April 20, 2009

A GREAT READ.



When I first started blogging over 6 years ago, I had a follower, "The Fairy" that sent me a book that she really wanted me to read. "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" By Alexander McCall Smith. I read it and fell in love with Mma. It takes place in Botswana, Africa and is very innocent and naive at first. Then you realize that she uses her innocence to her benefit, and solves cases.

I went on to read almost all of the series, (I have missed two books, I don't know how!) and thought it would make a good TV series. WELL! HBO did too, and they made a TV movie of the first book, and then they are presenting a series based on the books written. I watched episode #3 last night. (HBO Sunday Night) I Loved it just as much as the first one.

I encourage all of you to get the books and read them and then follow along on the series, and escape to an Africa that you probably have never known. I got a map of Africa, and keep it by my bed, so that when I am reading, I can follow along and know where she is. Great Geography lessons too.

DO it. you know you want to. ;)

8 comments:

VTcrone said...

I loved the first book and haven't tried to track down the others yet. I know it's being shown on HBO, so I've already got the DVD's on my Netflix wish list, since we don't get HBO. They'll probably release them before the end of the year.

Donna said...

I've read them! They're all wonderful!hughugs

Rain said...

I have never read the books but am loving the series on HBO. I don't watch any series TV but several people recommended it and now I look forward to each episode for the reasons you mention. It is a delightful cast and a way to share in a world I know little about but find quite fascinating.

Brenda said...

I think I caught the tail end of an episode on Saturday night. I bet the series is great.

Anji said...

They sound like great books, I'll have to put them on my to read list

cassie-b said...

That book sounds very familiar to me. I think I must have read one of the series, but a long time ago. I love to read, and detective stories are just about my favorites.

Carla said...

Another one of my favorite bloggers loves those books. I think I will check them out.

And BTW, when I first started reading your blog, I printed out a map of your island...so I could sometimes figure out where some of the things you talked about were. Had it taped to my desk.

Dick said...

Annie was a voracious reader and loved that series. She bought a different book by the same author but didn't enjoy it as much. I've never tried them, thinking they were kind of "girlie" type books. Are they?