What with the snow and slush, it’s been a heavy re-read week for me. Something about snow screams “comfort read!” Among those comfort reads are:
— Elizabeth Peters, Street of the Five Moons
Peters’ historical Amelia Peabody books are great, but my favorites will always be her Vicky Bliss series, about a (comparatively) modern art historian turned sleuth. Start with Borrower of the Night and work your way up through Night Train to Memphis for sheer comic genius.
— Leigh Greenwood, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Rose
Oh, memories. This is from my 80’s romance novel collection and I’d forgotten just how good it is. Spunky heroine? Check. Seven dysfunctional brothers? Check. Bandit attacks and cameos from various historical characters? Check, check, check. So perfect for a snowy afternoon.
— Terry Deary, Horrible Histories: Wales
Okay, so this isn’t a comfort read. As those of you who follow me on Facebook know, I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Wales this week. I got this as a joke when I ordered all my heavy tomes on Wales (doesn’t everyone turn to monographs on the eighteenth century Glamorgan gentry for light reading?), but it has turned out to be surprisingly useful– as well as entertaining.
In the meantime, I’m just starting a novel I’ve had sitting on the to-be-read pile for a while now, Harriet Evans’ I Remember You. I also have designs on the new Eloisa James, When Beauty Tamed the Beast. I’ll let you know how those go….
What have you been reading?