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!)