I’m absolutely determined to continue reading the Mma Ramotswe books and finish off the series this year. I’m slowly making my way through the tomes, and this is the last book I’ve read before. I’m excited to tackle the books I’ve never read! That said, this entry maintained its usual comforting and entertaining tone, and I’m excited to go through the books I’ve never read before.
A hairdresser comes to Mma Ramotswe with a request: she wants her potential suitors to be screened, so that they can be vetted as true partners and not gold-diggers. Mma Makutsi is finally reaching peak success—her typing school is so successful, she can now afford to rent two rooms in a house, which means she will have access to running water inside her home (this part was a bit of a gut punch—it’s difficult to think about not having running water in the 21st century, and Mma Makutsi is so matter-of-fact about it). Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is worried, because Mma Potokwani has bamboozled him into doing a parachute jump for the orphanage fundraising, and he loves the orphanage, but is terrified of the jump. And Mma Ramotswe is worried that her engagement to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni will continue indefinitely.
As usual, there’s not much to say beyond that I enjoyed this book enormously. Mma Ramotswe is full of the wit and wisdom that I’ve come to expect. Smith has a certain formula, and he does not deviate from it. I don’t think he should, either. These books are charming and sweet, and they provide a dose of happiness in an otherwise stressful and anxious world.
Cross-posted to my blog.