Weekly Reading Round-Up
Happy Friday, all!
I’ve been back in the revision cave with Smith Book II, aka The Cuba Book, aka the Book That Will Not Die. (At some point, this book will actually have a title! And be done.) I’ve found when I’m deep in the throes of writing or revising I need a very particular sort of book, something that will hold my attention but not too much of my attention. Mystery series, particularly old ones, are brilliant for this.
Right now, I’m in the midst of a Gamadge-a-thon, Elizabeth Daly’s 1940s mystery series about antiquarian and sleuth Henry Gamadge. I started reading the series out of order, so I’ve been hopping around ever since: this week it was books two and five, Deadly Nightshade and Evidence of Things Seen.
I’ve got four more Gamadges lined up that I hope will take me through to the end of revisions. (Assuming there is an end? It’s like the song that never ends, only this is the book that never ends.) After that I have some new books waiting for me that I can’t wait to read once I have the brain space for them.
What have you been reading this week?
Mimi Matthew’s latest, The Siren of Sussex, was lovely (mid-Victorian romance)
I’ve just be reading my book club book, Andy Weir’s ‘Project Hail Mary.’ End of the world and science, so, dark comedy? I’m enjoying it.
I’ve taken up the third of the Rosalind Thorne series – And Dangerous to Know. Of course it’s awesome so I ordered the fourth and fifth books! Also finished Taking the Leap by Kristen Ashley. I love reading….travelling during the pandemic.