Mar. 31st, 2011

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Title: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
Genre: Mystery.
Setting: Botswana.
Reason for Reading: I wanted something cheerful.
Finished In: Hours.
Pages: 256
Copyright Date: 2006
Cover: Brightly colored pants hang on a clothesline in front of a bush house.
First line: "Mma Ramotswe was sitting alone in her favourite cafe, on the end of the shopping centre at the Gaborone end of Tlokweng Road."
Best part: This book made me smile. I also liked the introduction of a new character.
Worst part: I believe there was a plot inconsistency with a previous book, something Mma Ramotswe said she didn't know that she had in fact known in the first book.
Imaginary Theme Song: "All Things Just Keep Gettin' Better" - though an acoustic version would be more suitable.
Grade: C+.
Recommended for: Fans of the series. New readers should start with book 1.
Related Reads: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by the same author. Agnes and the Hit Man by Bob Meyer and Jennifer Crusie. Miss Melville Regrets by Evelyn E. Smith.
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Ixnay! The fact it started raining as soon as I walked out the door was just too much.

I'm going to see Indiscreet tonight, with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Anyone want to tag along?

"Anna Kalman is an accomplished actress who has given up hope of finding the man of her dreams. She is in the middle of taking off her face cream, while talking about this subject with her sister, when in walks Philip Adams. She loses her concentration for a moment as she realizes that this is the charming, smart, and handsome man she has been waiting for. They begin a love-at-first-sight relationship, but she finds out that he has been keeping a secret from her. When she learns of his lie, she becomes furious and works out a plan for revenge."

It's playing at the South Boston library at six o'clock. More details behind the cut.

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