It’s been rather a blurry few weeks of boxes and book events, but I managed to sneak in a few books along the way.
I was in the Adirondacks for a few days, which meant, naturally, that I had to re-read Julia Spencer- Fleming’s Adirondack-set Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries.
Dealing with boxes of books naturally meant rediscovering back of the shelf books, which then had to be read, like Antonia Fraser’s 1980s mysteries, The Cavalier Case and Your Royal Hostage, featuring television journalist Jemima Shore in the London-that-was of two or three decades ago.
For the new stand alone, I re-read Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth (I like Selden less every time I read it), and Edmund de Waal’s amazing family history, memoir, micro-history, or whatever you want to call it, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance.
Right now? I’m taking solace in a little bit of Angela Thirkell’s gentle 1930s satire of English village life (High Rising and Summer Half) before heading back to the combined challenges of the new stand alone and unpacking a truly alarming amount of stuff I don’t remember owning.
What have you been reading this week?