I really should be writing a short story right now. (More on that later.) But I couldn’t resist celebrating turning in the final Pink book with a little binge of leisure reading. Among others:
— M.J. Rose’s The Witch of Painted Sorrows, an incredibly compelling novel of family secrets, dangerous passions, and witchcraft set in Belle Epoque France;
— Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning, the first book in her new Veronica Speedwell series (coming to a bookstore near you on September 1!), which just made me so ridiculously happy: if Amelia Peabody and Lady Julia had a literary love child, it would be Veronica Speedwell;
— Catherine Bailey’s Black Diamonds, a nonfiction account of the unraveling of the Fitzwilliam family fortunes;
Two of my favorite people (hi, Claudia and Vicki!) have both sent care packages, so I have a big pile of books waiting for me– not to mention the research books for Stand Alone #4 (more on that soon).
What have you been reading this week?