I’ve decided to put down a few words when beginning a new book. The Winter Queen, by Boris Akunin, was recommended to me. It’s a Russian murder mystery novel. I don’t recall having read this genre before — straight-up detective stories. Winter Queen is the first of a series centering on the protagonist Erast Fandorin in Tsarist Russia, late 1880s.
I take recommendations seriously. They’re an excellent way to pick up a book one would otherwise never consider and encounter new authors and their style of writing. The paperback edition is 264 pages, so hopefully I will finish it by next weekend. I want to read it, but account for time to participate in NaNoWriMo.