Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

I’m just back from a week in the White Mountains with the kids (so much Storyland!) during which it seemed easiest to just continue my epic re-read of Charlotte MacLeod’s Sarah Kelling books– I’m not sure just why I find them so soothing, but I do.

This week was what I think of as the mid-Kellings, in which Aunt Emma (one of my favorite characters) figures large: The Plain Old Man (shenanigans at a Gilbert & Sullivan production!), The Recycled Citizen (in which a senior citizens’ recycling center becomes a cover for skullduggery), The Silver Ghost (murder at a Renaissance revel), and The Gladstone Bag (in which Sarah is entirely offstage and Aunt Emma takes over as heroine; there’s also an isolated island, a dubious Russian count, two psychics, and pirate treasure).

Don’t worry– I’m taking a break before I head to the late Kellings, so next week’s post won’t be all Kelling all the time!  I have a bunch of new and new-to-me books lined up to read this week.  And I’m also eager for any recs you might have so I can break out of my reading rut!

Speaking of new books, I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me when I got home last night: ARCs of Two Wars and a Wedding!

Two Wars and a Wedding comes out on March 21st, 2023.  But you’ll be hearing a lot more about it before then!

What have you been reading this week?  (And what should I be reading?  Give me your best recent recs!)



  1. DJl on August 26, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Reading for the first time something from Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga, Cordelia’s Honor (I was told a good starting place for the series). It’s great so far, sci-fi/space opera, heavy on the politics and featuring opposite-sides-of-the-current-galactic-war lovers.

  2. Joan on August 26, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Almost finished with Laura Child’s A Dark And Stormy Tea. I’m finding it rather slow going.

  3. Theresa on August 26, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    I love the Sarah Kelling series and revisit it from time to time.

  4. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on August 26, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Reading some Heyer, ‘The Quiet Gentleman’ and being annoyed by the faux love interest Marianne…

  5. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on August 27, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Oh, but I watched an episode of ‘The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes’ and there was one about Lady Molly of Scotland Yard that was amazing, based on the stories by Baroness Orczy and I got the short story collection because it was such a fun mystery.

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