Crime by Ferdinand von Schirach

This is one of the books which I got from my last trip to my library. Sadly I’ve given up on reading it, it’s a compilation of short stories and I think short stories are especially good for bedtime reading but these ones just didn’t fit the bill.

I think they’re really well written and translated from the original German but the author is a criminal lawyer and as you would expect he has had a lot of experience of the things that most of us are lucky enough to avoid in life. Murder, torture and general mayhem abound.

I’m not against the odd wee bit of mayhem now and again but I really don’t feel like it at the moment. It’s not conducive to a good night’s sleep either, I just didn’t enjoy trying to get to sleep whilst having torture on my mind. I know – silly me!

Library Haul

I’m not supposed to be buying books or even borrowing any from the libray at the moment, due to the vast amount of unread volumes in my house, but what are you supposed to do when you want to read something in particular. I had to put in a request for a Linda Gillard book as I want to see what her books are like. When I went to pick up the book I couldn’t stop myself from going in and having a wee bit of a browse the upshot of which is I came home with:

Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard

Wait for Me by Deborah Devonshire

Mary and The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Crime by Ferdinand von Schirach

All authors who are new to me, so it’ll be interesting to see what they’re like!