It’s been rather a week around here, so there’s not much new to report on the reading front, other than that I finished the latest in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, False Value, which was the first book other than mid-century mysteries to hold my attention in quite some time.
If you haven’t read the series yet, the first book, Midnight Riot, is one of today’s e-book Daily Deals! So if you like London, police procedurals, magic, and snarky first person narrators, I would advise snapping it up fast. I am considering a re-read of the whole series, because I think I might need a break from 1950s English village murders. (I never thought I’d say that, but twenty Patricia Wentworth books later, I may have reached my English village murder saturation point for the moment!)
In other news, if you haven’t voted yet, today is the last day to cast your vote for your favorite Pinkorama of 2020! I’ll be picking one voter at random to receive a vintage Pink Carnation mug– for tea and reading, of course! I’ll be announcing all the winners on Monday. This year’s entries are truly impressive and peeptastic!
Last but not least, I’m thrilled to announce that there are twenty-five shiny new paperback copies of The Summer Country up for grabs on Goodreads right now! So if you’re looking for something to kickstart your summer reading, head on over to Goodreads for a chance to enter!
On a vaguely related note, I’m going to be celebrating the June 9th paperback publication of The Summer Country with a series of Zoom events! I’ll be Zooming with Cary Memorial Library on June 23rd and Warren Newport Public Library on June 25th, among others. Head over to the Events page to register (events are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so registration is required). Signed books will be available through the wonderful Split Rock Books of Cold Spring, NY.
And I think that’s it for the moment….
What have you been reading this week?