My sainted college roommate rescued me from the book doldrums with exactly what I needed after a hard week of revisions: a box of vintage Elsie Lee novels.
For those who haven’t stumbled on Elsie Lee, they’re old fashioned romantic suspense novels from the 1960’s and 70’s and ridiculously hard to find. When they’re good they’re very, very good and when they’re bad, they’re horrid. My college roommate has an unearthly instinct for sniffing them out at used bookstores and doles them out to me in times of need, like after oral exams in grad school or 3L exams in law school or pretty much any book deadline.
At some point, we’ll have read them all and then I don’t know what we’ll do to treat ourselves, but, in the meantime….
In the roommate box was also a promising looking pile of novels by someone named Anna Barrie. I’ve just started The Linden Tree, so I’ll let you know how it goes….
What have you been reading?