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read Blue Shoes and Happiness kindle ò Paperback Þ alexander mccall smith Þ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Blue Shoes and Happiness Author Alexander McCall Smith – There is considerable excitement at The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency A cobra has been found in Precious RamThere is considerable excitement at The No Ladies' Detective Agency A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office Blue Shoes PDFEPUBThen a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there And Botswana has a new advice columnist Aunty Emang whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe’s tasteIn this latest installment in the internationally best selling universally beloved series there is considerable This is the sixth book in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series that I have read This book was so much fun for me not just because it is a easy read and a fun story but it has so many memories I love that I know what the hot Botwana sun feels like or what Kigale hill looks like or that I can pronounce the Setswana words I can relate to Mma Ramotswe which was also the name of our nanny on what a uniue country Botswana is politically in Africa and the pride in their first president Siretse Khama I imagine Mma Ramotswe as Mma Jane our cultural teacher She was a traditionally built lady with a sense or humor and a lot of wisdom As much as this brought brought warm fuzzies and pride in me it was actually my least favorite in the series so far but still a fun read

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Excitement at The No Ladies’ Detective Agency A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there And Botswana has a new advice columnist Aunty Emang whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe’s tasteAll this means a lot of work for our heroine and her inestimable assistant Grace Makutsi and they are of course up to the challenge But there’s There are so many great reviews of these books that it is hard to not be repetitive This book was one of my favorites because of Mma Makutsi and her blue shoes Like so much else in Smith's books the shoes are a vehicle for philosophy There is a contrast between Mma Ramotswe's contented life and Mma Makutsi's need driven one Mma Ramotswe sits under trees and looks at the land with such contentment and joy She doesn't escape from her problems but she does let the land put them into perspective When I am reading these books I am reminded to step back and thank God for all my blessings I want to follow her example and live my life consciously instead of piling up task after task goal after goal Here's a great example I am a retired teacher and librarian I homeschool my grandchildren but it is now summer and I don't even have lesson plans to do For the last four hours I have explored Goodreads and written reviews of the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books trying to understand what they have taught me and why I like them Still there is a little gremlin in my head telling me to stop indulging myself and get up and do some real worklike cleaning Now my house is just fine There are things out of place but there are no roaches no visible dirt piles or much dust on furniture Why would I feel that it was just play to stop and think about all the things I have learned from these books and to put them into words Why would I feel that it is valuable to sweep this almost clean floor chase a bit of dust and get rid of some clutter I think that is what I like about Mma Ramotswe She reminds me of what is importantand Mma Makutsi takes a giant step in realizing that in this book

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Blue Shoes and HappinessTrouble brewing in Mma Makutsi’s own life When Phuti Radiphuti misses their customary dinner date she begins to wonder if he is having second thoughts about their engagement And while Mma Makutsi may be able to buy that fashionably narrow and uncomfortable pair of blue shoes it may not buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she’ll find in the simpler things in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the ro The only other book in the No1 Ladies' Detective Agency series I've read is the first one and so perhaps I should have waited to read books number two to six before jumping straight to the seventh in the series However I couldn't resist buying whatever was available when I went to the book store yesterday and in any case I have maintained a rich tradition of reading books out of orderIt goes without saying that reading this one was as enjoyable as the first one the warm Botswana sun a welcome relief from the dank darkness of the other mystery novels I've been reading lately Although I don't know if this is strictly a detective story; it seems so much In this book Precious Ramotswe joined by the trusty Mma Makutsi and the very pleasant Rra Polopetsi tackles blackmail witchcraft overpriced medicine and dieting There are loving references to food and spectacularly named people like Phuti Radiphuti I wanted to speak the name out aloud every time it appeared People in Botswana must have the most wonderful names they're like little songsIn this book too Alexander McCall Smith brings out the poetry of the everyday The book engages you because it captures life as it actually is with both little comedies and little tragedies things insignificant and profound The last few pages are characteristic of this they talk about fruit cake and the traditionally built but McCall Smith chooses to end the book with such moving words And in her mind's eye she saw the winding paths of Mochudi and the cattle pens and the small walled off plot of ground where a modest stone bore the inscription Obed Ramotswe And beside the stone there were wild flowers growing small flowers of such beauty and perfection that they broke the heart They broke the heartIt doesn't matter that the book is about people who on the surface are different from you I've never been to Africa and I'm not traditionally built but I find it easy to connect to the characters and look at them as they are not as detectives or mechanics or even just Batswana Yes they are from a foreign land but they are also like people you might meet on your own street I love the basic goodness of the characters They are certainly not without failings but and this is the important thing they choose to do the right thing they choose to overlook sadness and defeat and focus the goodWhen I first flipped through the book moving past the blurbs one caught my eye partly because it was from someone other than the usual writers that write these things but also because I though the review captured the secret to the success of the series This is what the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers had to say and I agree I highly recommend them if you like to be happy