Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

As Team W goes into deadline crunch on our fifth collaboration, I’ve been treating myself to some of the new books by old favorites on my TBR pile, starting with Laurie King’s Back to the Garden, in which a detective in the San Francisco police department, seconded to Cold Cases, is called on to examine a forty year old corpse found beneath a statue on a robber baron estate turned commune turned museum.  The story toggles back and forth between the present day and a very vividly rendered tail end of the era of peace and love in the 70s.

After that, it was back to 1959 with Simone St. James’s novella Ghost 19, her take on Rear Window, in which an off Broadway actress goes to a remote New York town to rest after a breakdown– and finds that the hinterlands can be just as dangerous as the big city.  Although not all the threats are alive….

What have you been reading this week?

p.s. to anyone who pre-ordered Two Wars and a Wedding with gift and note from FoxTale Book Shoppe this past week, apologies for the delay in sending your gift!  I had underestimated the demand and ran out of notepads and notecards– but a new batch is on its way and I should have those in the mail to you next week!

p.p.s. preparations for the Two Wars and a Wedding tour in March are underway!  You can find a somewhat spotty list up on the Events page, and I’ll be adding to it as the specifics come in.


  1. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on January 13, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve been reading my book club selection of the month “Leech” Hiron Ennes which I knew nothing about other that it being described as “Wuthering Heights” with worms. And that is apt. Think of a Bronte/Mary Shelley collaboration and you’re there. It’s spooky but leaning more towards horror. I’m quite enjoying it.

  2. Joan on January 13, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    I’m about to start a folio society edition of Arabella by Georgette Heyer given to me at Christmas by my daughter. It’s and incredibly beautiful edition of one of my favorite Heyer novels

  3. MDel on January 25, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    I just read Tom Felton’s biography in one day, fun book for Harry Potter fans.

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