Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

I’m settling in for the most dramatic and emotionally draining stretch of the Work In Progress, so it’s been a comfort reading week, which has mostly consisted of continuing to chain read my way through the Lockwood & Co books (which I now hear is being made into a Netflix series!), with the grand finale, Book Five, The Empty Grave, which managed to pull off the difficult feat of being an entirely satisfactory series conclusion.

I also belatedly re-read my own Orchid Affair for this week’s belated Orchid Affair Read Along– and was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  I hadn’t realized how much my feelings about the book were tainted by all the drama around the cover.  I’d forgotten how much I adored Andre and Laura, and particularly Monsieur Daubier.

And now… I’ve run out of Lockwoods, so I’m not sure what to read next.  It might be time for a Simone St. James readathon.  Or possibly some of the ghost stories of E.F. Benson.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on October 15, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    I read the first in the Sam Quinn Urban Fantasy series titled “The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar” which was fun and bookish, and I really like that it’s diverse Urban Fantasy, IE, not just werewolves and vampires but gorgons and furies and demons and shifters and mermaids, I wouldn’t expect less in a series set in San Francisco. So I dove into book two, “The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s” and it’s a little TOO vampire BS, so I’m not getting through it as fast… we’ll see. I do want to finish it, but when vampire stories go too Anne Rice, New Orleans, blah, I tune out a bit.

  2. Deidre Pyron on October 16, 2021 at 11:51 am

    “The Ghost Tree” by Christina Henry for my online book club and the audiobook of “Midnight Manzanilla” (which was fabulous and now I had to buy “Moonflower” because of Eloise & Colin and that cliff-hanger!) Just had to add all those Jonathan Stroud books to my Christmas wishlist too.

  3. Betty Strohecker on October 16, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Finishing The of the Romance of the Forest.

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