Have you ever bought a book and found that it’s missing a large chunk of pages in the middle? I have very vivid recollections of sitting on the train from New York to Boston with Julia Ross’s The Wicked Lover only to discover that I could read one segment of the story twice, but the next segment not at all.
The very first time this happened to me was with a Barbara Michaels novel: The Grey Beginning. This was back in the late eighties or early nineties, way before the internet. The defective book had been the only copy in my local bookstore. So I put it aside and forgot all about it– until last week, when it occurred to me that, with the wonder of the internet, it might be possible to read the Only Unread Barbara Michaels novel.
So that’s what I’m reading right now. I’ve also been lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of Juliana Gray’s How to Master Your Marquis, which is coming up next in the queue.
What have you been reading this week?