Okay, I admit it. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the letter J coming up was Jeeves. P.G. Wodehouse's brilliant creation. The ultimate butler.
Now, Wodehouse is someone you either love, or someone you just don't get. British humor and lots of "what-what's" and "I say old chap" and absurd situations that no one but Wodehouse could dream up (and no one but Jeeves could untangle). On top of all that, Bertie Wooster, who really can't seem to do much of anything right. And truly terrifying Aunts, who are often behind Bertie's most absurd actions.
So I'm not reviewing any of Wodehouse's 96 books (and I don't even know how many of them I've read; I just keep stumbling to the library, or the electronic version of same, and checking out the books, the recorded books, whatever I can lay a hand on when in need of a bit of lightening up, and I don't always even care if I've read it before or not). I just wanted to give a shout-out to Jeeves, and to his creator, who might well have noted that it's hard to get taken seriously when you're writing humor.
**********And the other bit in my title? Just another reminder to pop on over to visit Jemima Pett and enter the raffle to win a copy of The Ninja Librarian and other great kids' books. While you're there, check out her beautifully written and illustrated books about Fred and George, a pair of princely guinea pigs! Actually, this should have been a review of The Princelings of the East, but, well, another J word: I just didn't get to it.
Tomorrow: more fiction. Also sort of related to J, since for the first time Crazy Jake (and Wild Harry) speak up about the Ninja Librarian's first day in town.
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