I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT
Does anyone else have as much trouble as I do, sticking with a series? I don't know if it's because I'm easily bored, have a teeny tiny attention span, or if I'm just not acquainted with those that are well written (suggestions welcome). For some reason I'm predisposed to pass on books if they're in a series. Maybe I've seen one too many movies where the sequel and sequel's sequel are promoted and marketed and touted until I'm all steamed up and then I see the sequel and it's never as good as the original and I could just whistle Dixie.
That's one of the reasons I'm so delighted with Tea Time for the Traditionally Built. In this 10th installment of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the reader returns to Botswana for another sojourn with Precious Ramotswe and is drawn into her irresistible orbit of ordinary people dealing with the challenges of everyday life. The principle mystery involves a sabotaged soccer team, but there are other dilemmas for the characters, including the fate of the beloved little white van, and a fiancé competing for her man with an arch nemesis.
Alexander McCall Smith, in his charming style of prose, delivers another story as sweet, satisfying, and soothing as a cup of Cambric tea. Look for the DVD version of the first book, coming soon to the library!