With the weather suddenly reverting to winter, it seemed like a good time for comfort reads. Here’s what I’ve been reading this past week:
— Writing Jane Austen, Elizabeth Aston
A reluctant American writer in modern London undertakes the task of finishing a lost Austen manuscript. The lengths she went to avoid writing struck close enough to home to make me squirm guiltily, but I enjoyed the book immensely (squirming and all).
— Such a Pretty Fat, Jen Lancaster
Who knew a weight loss memoir could be so much fun? I blame Jessica for reminding me how much I enjoyed this book! Since I have re-read all my Jen Lancasters within the past month, I’ll have to go cold turkey for a bit. Unless, of course, I can justifying buying the new one…. Hmm.
— Envoy to the Terror: Gouverneur Morris and the French Revolution, Melanie Randolph Miller
Okay, this one was for work, since the heroine of Pink VIII is cousin to Morris on her father’s side and arrives in Paris right after he leaves. Also, I’ll admit, I’ve had a bit of a crush on Gouverneur Morris ever since my Making of the Constitution class in law school.
— Nobody’s Baby But Mine, Susan Elizabeth Phillips
One of those plots you’d never think would work, but somehow SEP makes it happen. That woman is magic.
Okay, all, I need something to read next! What have you been reading?