Due to all the unfortunate current events and assholes-in-office, I’ve been having a somewhat difficult time keeping my focus when I read almost anything. I’m okay for about a page or two and then my brain wanders. But I keep trying anyway.
The Mimosa Tree Mystery
by Ovida Yu – 2020
narrated by Crystal Yu – 7h 57m
rating – 2 / WWII/ spy/mystery
This was already on my wish list because it looked like a gentle mystery of the historical variety and then a friend recommended it. Okay – I’ll bite.
I don’t know what went wrong. I tried to enjoy it but … the Japanese names were confusing to me (although I’ve read a fair amount of Japanese fiction). The plot was a bit convoluted with relatives and bad guys – and that might be my current mental state. The narrator’s voice got gratingly sweet. I did finish it but that was more out of sheer stubbornness than anything. I write this up to give myself credit I guess.
I have no idea what I’ll read next. There’s an Alexander McCall Smith Ladies’ #1 Detective Agency book coming up this month or next – I sure hope I have the mental energy and focus to read that! LOL!