It’s been a reading hodge-podge this week!
I had recommended Georgette Heyer’s Talisman Ring to someone– which meant, of course, that I was suddenly seized with the need to go back and read it myself. For quality control, of course. And I am pleased to report that it is just as marvelous and laugh-out-loud funny as it ever was.
In an abrupt shift from Regency hijinks (well, fine, 1790s, actually, but close enough), I used the long train ride up to my event at R.J. Julia to get started on the ARCs that have been piling up around me, starting with Anita Hughes’s The Light After the War (written as Anita Abriel), about the strange paths of the lives of two friends, Hungarian refugees, as they make their way from war-torn Europe to Caracas and eventually to Australia after World War II.
From the diaspora of World War II to the glamour of a royal wedding, I also started Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor’s recently released Meet Me in Monaco, a story set around Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance with Prince Ranier– and a French perfumier and a British photo-journalist who find their own lives changed in the process.
And, of course, I’ve been wallowing in the letters of the Smith College Relief Unit, which read like Rilla of Ingleside and then some!
I’m not quite sure what to read next, but I’m finding myself yearning for something vaguely gothic.
What have you been reading this week?