Weekly Reading Round-Up
Happy Friday, all!
As the onslaught of pediatric plague continues (this week it was both kids home sick with cough, sore throat, and fever– I’ve really lost count of how many plagues we’ve had at this point), I took refuge in the third book in Elly Griffiths’s Harbinder Kaur series, Bleeding Heart Yard.
In this installment, Harbinder has moved from Brighton to London, and tackles her first big case in the big city when an MP is found dead in the men’s loos at a school reunion. The wrinkle? One of his old classmates is a member of Harbinder’s new team.
What have you been reading this week?
In other news…
–Tickets are now available for my two ticketed book tour events! Grab your spot for the March 21st Connecticut launch event with Sarah Penner and Heather Webb here (ticket sales on that one all go to benefit Operation Hope) or for a riotous luncheon at Litchfield Country Club in Pawleys Island on March 24th.
— Team W is emerging from our winter seclusion! We’ll be online this coming Tuesday for a virtual event with LaSalle Public Library (free, virtual, and open to anyone anywhere) and in person on March 4th and 5th at the Tucson Festival of Books. We should also have big news to share about the fifth Team W collaboration soon!
— Plans for the Smithiad Read Along are in progress! Stay tuned for an announcement and sign ups coming soon….
Reading the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold, have whipped through Shards of Honor & Barrayar and now am nearly finished with Warrior’s Apprentice (am reading them in internal chronology order, rather than publication order). Space opera at its finest, with lots of politics, action and romance in the mix. Just a lot of fun! 3 books (almost) down, 15 in the series to go!
Reading through the entire Victorian Mystery Series by Robin Paige. An American heiress teams up with an amateur British detective to solve crimes in the rapidly changing world at the end of the Victorian era. Great plots, intriguing characters and dialogue, believable situations.
I’m reading the the Imperial Season trilogy by Mary Lancaster. I’m on book one, Vienna Waltz and hope to start Vienna Woods tomorrow. The books are set during the Congress of Vienna where the allies against Napoleon met after his banishment to Elba. England, Russia, Austria, Prussia and even France were meeting to decide the peace after so many years of war. They are delightful romances.
I’ve been reading a wonderful Regency Magic book by C.C. Aune, ‘The Ill-Kept Oath.’ Jane Austen with TROLLS! As in the real fairy tale ones not internet ones. Not sure what to read next because I don’t want this book to end.