I’ve had my head down over Pink XII (send good writing vibes, all!), but this is what I’ve been reading in those early-in-the-morning and late-at-night snippets of time:
— Jennifer Robson’s After the War Is Over, a lovely story of lost love found and class barriers overcome in post World War I England.
— Patricia C. Wrede’s Mairelon the Magician, a very old favorite, YA Regency paranormal in an alternate England in which magic was real. I’d forgotten until this re-read just how much Wrede’s Freddy was a direct antecedent of Turnip Fitzhugh. She also does a brilliant comic group scene. The early books of the Pink series owe Mairelon a great debt.
— Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s Scout’s Progress, which my college roommate, source of all the best books (and some serious plot help– but that’s another story) described to me as, “Yes, it’s a space opera– but, really, it’s a Regency.” And she’s so, so right. I’m only partway through, but loving it so far.
What have you been reading this week?