Happy Friday! This week I read something old, something new, something borrowed– but nothing blue.
Did anyone else read the Charlotte MacLeod Sarah Kelling mysteries back in the day? I read them all in grad school, which was longer ago than I like to acknowledge, so I was happily surprised to rediscover what great fun they are, with a snarky sense of humor woven into the narrative. And, of course, the wonderful time capsule quality of reading a book that was contemporary fifty years ago. I jumped back in with the fourth book in the series, The Bilbao Looking Glass. I thought of seguaying right into book five, The Convivial Codfish, but, instead, I’m saving that one for closer to Christmas. Because seasonal reading.
Moving on to something new, I picked up Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The Murder List, her latest twisty thriller, set in the world of Boston politics and law enforcement.
Right now, I’m kicking off my October reading with a book my infallible college roommate recommended: The Twisted Ones, by T. Kingfisher. It’s a little Simone St. James, a little old school Lois Duncan, and a lot of fun. A wonderful, sensible first person narrator who goes to empty out her horrible grandmother’s cluttered house and finds herself up against something creepy in the woods. All I want to do right now is brew a cup of tea and plunge back into the story. If there weren’t that pesky matter of books to write….
What have you been reading this week?