More than I can chew?

Various diet books have assured me that we don’t eat with our mouths, we eat with our eyes. (This always strikes me as implausible, and also ridiculously messy if true.) Thus, for example, they claim it makes perfect sense to serve “guacamole” made of pureed peas.

Sorry, diet gurus. My eyes aren’t going to waste time eating when there are so many books to read. This is really a post for my own convenience; the real point of it is to be an easy to find list of everything I’ve just promised to read for an assortment of reading challenges.

Really. It’s just a list. A long list.

Move along. Nothing to see here, except a woman who never learned when to stop.

20000 Leagues Under the Sea
A Study in Scarlet (Doyle);
A Path of Shadows
A Forest of Kings
A Viking Voyage
Assorted unspecified Terry Pratchetts
Busman’s Honeymoon (Sayers)
Cards on the Table (Christie);
Champagne for One (Stout);
Daniel Deronda
Dead or Alive (Wentworth);
Death Comes As the End (Christie)
Don Juan
Double for Death (Stout);
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Fearless Fourteen
Fer-de-Lance (Stout);
Graveyard Dust
Gray Mask (Wentworth);
Have His Carcase (Sayers);
Holiday for Murder (Christie);
Hope’s Edge, the Next Diet for a Small Planet
In the Bleak Midwinter
In the Best Families (Stout);
Ink Exchange
Jane Eyre
Lilith’s Brood
Maggie Without A Clue
Miss Silver Intervenes (Wentworth);
Mr. Zero (Wentworth);
Murder Must Advertise (Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey);
Myth-ion Improbable
Nine – and Death Makes Ten (Carr);
Of Death and Black Rivers
One Virgin Too Many
Poirot Loses a Client (Christie);
Princesses, the Six Daughters of George III
Rattlesnake Crossing
Rolling Stone (Wentworth);
She Came Back (Wentworth);
Sister to the Rain
Star Island
The Case of the Lame Canary (Gardner);
The Black Mountain (Stout);
The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat (Gardner);
The Case of the Howling Dog (Gardner);
The Case of the Counterfeit Eye (Gardner);
The D.A. Takes a Chance (Gardner);
The Blind Barber (Carr);
The Crooked Hinge (Carr)
The Burning Court (Carr);
The Five Red Herrings (Sayers);
The Case Is Closed (Wentworth);
The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (Gardner);
The Red Box (Stout, Nero Wolfe);
The Hand in the Glove (Stout, Dol Bonner);
The Maltese Falcon (Hammett)
The Three Coffins (Carr)
The Nine Wrong Answers (Carr);
The Blind Side (Wentworth);
The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (Gardner);
The Forgotten Garden
The Complete Persepolis
The Clock Strikes Twelve (Wentworth);
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
The Case of the Restless Redhead (Gardner)
The Ivory Dagger (Wentworth);
The Problem of the Green Capsule (Carr);
The Man in the Brown Suit (Christie);
The Chinese Gold Murders (Van Gulik);
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
The Peacock Feather Murders (Carr);
The New Faces of Christianity
The Moonstone
The Iron Khan
The Frogs
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle);
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Sayers);
The Associate
Thirteen at Dinner (Christie);
Through the Wall (Wentworth);
Un Lun Dun
Unnatural Death (Sayers);
War and Peace

and, probably, miscellaneous old short science fictions that I suspect aren’t keepers any more.


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