Happy Friday, all!
This week, I continued my Chronicles of St. Mary’s readathon with Book 6: What Could Possibly Go Wrong. (Answer: so much.)
I was tempted to plunge right into Book 7 (because once you’re on a roll with a good series…) but I’ve been promising myself for ages that I would start the Flavia de Luce series, and after yet another person recommended it to me at a book club visit this week, I just knew I couldn’t put it off any longer. So right now I’m smack in the middle of the first Flavia de Luce, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Don’t tell me how it turns out!
Mostly, though, I’ve been reading A History of the American School of Classical Studies, 1882-1942, Chapter II: the Chairmanship of Thomas Day Seymour of Yale University, 1887-1901, and finding it unexpectedly hilarious, from their indignation that the Greek people had the nerve to build modern buildings over their ancient cities to the herd of feral goats that infested the school olive grove and had to be driven out with fire and sword (or at least much shouting). And, yes, this is for the book I’m currently working on which takes place partly in Greece in 1896-1897, and partly in Florida and Cuba in 1898.
In other news, this beauty arrived for me! Who else has Karen White’s The Last Night in London on their TBR?
What have you been reading this week?
p.s. in other news, check the Events page for two special events! 1) the Pink Carnation Month III “Deception of the Emerald Ring” Read Along Zoom with super guest host Eloisa James on April 28th, and 2) a special Team W Mother’s Day event, “Moms, Manuscripts, & Mimosas”, on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Both events are free and open to anyone anywhere.