Weekly Reading Round-Up
In these alarming times, thank goodness for all the other worlds we find in books.
When I haven’t been fighting in the Somme with the women of the Smith College Relief Unit (much more about that soon, I promise!) I’ve been escaping to the England of country house mysteries and spinster sleuths with Patricia Wentworth’s Anna, Where Are You?, in which private detective Maud Silver is hired to investigate the disappearance of a rather unlikable governess in a dodgy artists’ colony in the bombed out remains of a once grand manor house.
Don’t you love it when you discover a book by a new to you author and find out it’s a series with umpteen books?
In other news, I’ll post the annual Pinkorama soon, I promise! I’ve been working away trying to get the Smith book finished (five chapters and a German invasion left to go!) with two small people at home, so I haven’t been around much on the website and social media (there’s been a lot of Dinosaur Train and Mother Goose Club in my life)— but once the book is done, I’ll be back!
How are you all holding up in these trying times? And what have you been reading this week?
Just finished All the Ways We Say Good-bye. So good. Thank you. Started a Susan Mallery Happily Inc. book. Fun to read.
The John Pickett mystery series by Sheri Cobb South continues just grand; Regency mysteries with Bow Street Runner sleuth (assisted by a widowed Viscountess). Very good!
Also recently discovered author Alice Chetwynd Ley, writer of Regency and Georgian romances; the one I’m reading, The Beau and the Bluestocking, is very entertaining.
I read Fellside by M. R. Carey and Almond by Won-Pyung Sohn.
Anna, Where Are You? sounds like exactly my cup of tea! I’m ordering a copy without delay. Like most of us right now I’ve been craving comfort, so I just reread Cold Comfort Farm. It’s like snuggly pj’s for the soul.