When I’m working on a book– and I’m working on the next Team W book right now!– I find it very hard to read anything in a similar style. But I also can’t write if I’m not reading. (Reading is like air and water to me. If I’m not in the middle of reading a book, or about to finish a book but already have the next lined up, I get extremely cranky.)
The solution: mysteries.
I’ve already re-read all my Dorothy Sayers, so I’ve moved on to Margery Allingham’s Campion series. This week was Sweet Danger (who doesn’t love a mythical kingdom with a medieval crown and a riddle?) followed by Traitor’s Purse. I’m just moving on to The Tiger in the Smoke, which I have somehow never read, but have been told by many is the best of the lot.
After this I may need some contemporary women’s fiction (Katherine Center, I’m looking at you!), but for the moment I’m wallowing in the foggy streets of mid-century London.
What have you been reading this week?