24 August 2011

Maybe We'll Name the Baby Ian Rankin

Since becoming pregnant, all I like to do is read Ian Rankin novels.  I almost completely stopped reading mysteries several years ago, but I can't get enough of these Scottish police procedurals.  Steve has not been a fan of this development, because he often feels ignored by my deep interest in Inspector Rebus and his investigations.  Steve enjoys reading too, but his reading tends to be (I'm not kidding) to pick up his copy of Goat Husbandry or some other agricultural tome and read for a bit before calling out to me (this was the exact sentence last week), "Guess what the internal temperature of a pig is."

A few nights ago, though, Steve picked up an Ian Rankin novel too.  And he started reading.  And he started ignoring me in favor of John Rebus.  And yesterday (for his birthday) he stayed home from school to finish the novel.

I'm hoping that now I'll be allowed, without negotiations, to continue reading Ian Rankin books after 6 pm when Steve gets home in the evenings.

But probably not.

11 comments:

Jefran said...

Please try Denise Mina, specifically the Garnethill trilogy. You can get all three in one volume from Amazon for a tenner which a very good deal. (as ex-librarian, can't resist tempatation to give book recomendations!).

Anonymous said...

Your rekindled love of mysteries maybe caused by a desire to see police as good guys given your ongoing saga of the FBI. After you have devoured all of Mr. Rankin's books might I suggest Anne Perry (Mr.and Mrs. Pitt) or P.D.James (Inspector Dalgliesh) if mysteries are still your game. The last novel I ever saw Steve read was the Hardy Boys.

KWB

MBC said...

Jefran--Someone else just recommended Denise Mina to me. I believe she's from Glasgow? I'll look her up next.

KWB--I once started a P.D. James book that scared me so much that I couldn't finish or pick up another, but my sister's a fan too, so I'll have to try again.

ldsjaneite said...

Who knew pregnancy included reading cravings!

Jefran said...

You need to read the garnethill books in the right order. Sometimes it doesn't matter but in this case it does. I read loads of big fat family sagas when I was pregnant e.g. Catherine Cookson. Husband was afraid the hormones were softening my brain. My labour ward reading was Day of the Triffids. Bizarre choice in retrospect.

Manda said...

While not really the point of your post, I don't think Ian would be a bad name for the baby (if it's a boy)

MBC said...

Manda--It sure beats Bletchley.

Moo said...

I always thought that the cemetery would be an ideal place to look for baby names. There are lots of names in one place that span hundreds of years of fads and trends. Then again, I'm a bit macabre.

Meg said...

I thought about Ian for us but alas another name that doesn't work with Yu. Say it out loud "Ian Yu". See what I mean?

Deidre said...

Hah! I love it! Has he tried 'backyard poultry' it's my parents favourite.


Also, IC is a total sleep talker - I just wrote a post about it on my blog :)

MBC said...

Moo--That is a good idea. I ran a list of names on PAF thinking along the same lines.

Meg--Yeah, I heard that your mom wanted Ewan, but you would have a similar problem there.

Deidre--He probably does. He loves the animal husbandry books.

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