It’s very rare that I’m more interested in our own century than others, but this week was one of those exceptions.
When I wasn’t compulsively refreshing the New York Times home page, I did pop back a hundred years to spend some soothing time in the mid-century Britain of Patricia Wentworth.
The Dower House Mystery, a stand alone, started out well (a supposedly haunted house and a woman paid two hundred pounds to live there for six months? Yes, please!), but it devolved a bit. (Characters from a previous stand alone I hadn’t read popped in midway and entirely changed the plot.) It was still a good distraction, but it was one of those books that made me think more about the book I wanted it to be than the book it actually was.
I’m currently reading the penultimate Miss Silver mystery, The Alington Inheritance. And after that… it may be time to leave 1950s Britain and tackle some of the interesting books on my TBR pile instead of hiding behind all the dead bodies in the vicarage. Or I could go re-read Miss Marple and The Murder at the Vicarage. It could go either way, really.
What have you been reading this week?
Oh, and in other news, I have two book give aways to mention!
— If you’re a Book Club Girl member, you can download The Summer Country for free today! Book Club Girl is a totally free book group– and they give away a different e-book every Friday. So if you’re not already a member, check it out. This isn’t a contest or a sweepstakes, so everyone who wants one gets one.
Happy weekend and happy reading!