Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  I haven’t quite wrapped my head around the fact that it’s Memorial Day weekend– and neither, apparently, has the weather, which has decided it should kick off the summer season by plunging back into the fifties for a bit.

I started the week with Alexis Hall’s new rom com, Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake, in which a single mother attempts to turn her life around by taking a stab at winning a reality baking show called Bake Expectations, and learns a thing or two about patisserie and her own strengths.

After that, it was a desperate race to finish re-reading my own The Seduction of the Crimson Rose in time for this month’s Pink Carnation Read Along Zoom with special guest Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches Trashy Books.  I’d forgotten just how much I love Mary and Vaughn.  I’d also forgotten entirely about Lady Euphemia McPhee and the Rhyming Historie of Britain– and Turnip in a toga!

Right now, I’m heading back to my new happy place: Cadfael’s medieval England.  There’s something so very comforting about murder at the monastery….  So if you need me, I’ll be at Saint Peter’s Fair, where someone is clearly about to be bumped off.   Because Cadfael.

After that….  I’m not sure.  I can’t quite figure out what sort of world I want to visit next.

What have you been reading this week?



  1. Betty Strohecker on May 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    I’ve read the first two Brother Cadfael!
    Loved the chat last night! Thank you.

  2. Joan on May 28, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I just finished the 2nd in the gladiator series by Ashley Gardner. It’s set in 62 a d and Leonidas the Spartan has been given his freedom, a place to live (he has to pay the rent) and a slave of his own. He is otherwise left to fend for himself and so far is doing a pretty good job of it.

  3. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on May 29, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    I purged the weird fish people/Brexit analogy book for my book club with The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, and now I’m feeling a holiday/summer read, so I’m finally picking up Riley Sager’s The Last Time I Lied. Summer Camp deaths and disappearances!

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