With my hometown slammed by a Hurricane Sandy, this was not the most calming of weeks. Out came the comfort reads:
— Barbara Michaels, Ammie, Come Home.
An excellent, classic ghost story, set in an old house in Georgetown.
— Helena Dela, The Count.
I’ve always been sad that I’ve never been able to find anything else by this author. The Count is a cross between Elizabeth Peters (think Borrower of the Night) and Elsie Lee, involving a snarky, first person heroine, a marriage of convenience, a German count, a family curse, and a creepy old castle.
— Jen Lancaster, Bitter is the New Black.
There’s nothing like the original! Reading Jen Lancaster’s memoir of losing everything tends to put life into perspective.
What have you been reading this week?