This week’s blog tour stop is at Jen Robinson’s Book Page, where I discuss Mary Russell’s appeal as a role model for girls of fifteen and women of any age.
Lovely interview. I found Beekeeper’s Apprentice sitting on a bookshelf in the library my senior year of high school. I glanced at the cover as I walked by, stopped, did a double take, and snatched up the book to read the back. I immediately decided I had to read it. I’m so very glad I did!
I wish I would have found Mary Russell as a teenager. I really do. I didn’t though. I think Russell would have given me a lot more security and strength at that age since she and I share some eerie similarities (which I won’t air here). However, I did have Holmes and he provided a safety net and a wealth of knowledge that I still draw on to this very day. I may have found Russell late, but better than not having known her at all. I’m just glad that other teenagers will have an opportunity to “meet” her and be exposed her world. Hopefully, they can learn something about themselves along the way. That’s what its all about, isn’t it?
I loved this post (or at least the one on Jen’s site). Thanks for sharing. I am even more anxious for April!
BEEK was given to me when I was 14. I liked solving puzzles, in fact had been in a program where creative problem solving was part of the curriculum. Reading it at that age was a bit beyond me, but I love a good mystery. 🙂