Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s a rainy, tea-drinking sort of Friday here in New York.  We’ve been a household of plague, with my overachieving kindergartner bringing home both flu and strep (viral and bacterial all in one adorable, germy package!), so it’s been a week heavy on comfort reads for me, starting with the madcap joys…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I fell down a reading rabbit hole this week.  A BookBub sale reminded me that it’s been some years since I’ve reread Mary Stewart’s This Rough Magic, which has never been my favorite Mary Stewart (that would be Nine Coaches Waiting or Thornyhold) but has always been well up there in my…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday– and happy New Year! I know I read a great deal during the what-day-is-it-again blur of the holidays, but only two books stood out: Charlotte Vassell’s The Other Half and Emily Lloyd-Jones’s The Bone Houses. I hadn’t expected to love either of these– the back copy gave me a very different sense of…

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Happy Friday– and happy December! As we launch into the festive season, I treated myself to the most recent book in Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club series, The Last Devil to Die, which was just as wonderful and warm-hearted and twisty as the previous installments, but at times made me very weepy.  (If you’ve read…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram will have seen that there’s been Book News this week!  For those who aren’t, I promise, I’ll pull together a proper post about it here soon. When I haven’t been in the new book cave (which is similar to the writing cave…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! This has been a multi-book vortex week for me: copy edits on the new Team W book (coming autumn 2024!), editing the massive historical note for the Manhattan Well Murder book (coming January 2025!), and research for my next book after that (coming autumn 2025!), about which I’ll tell you very soon,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s a particularly happy Friday for me because I turned in the revisions for the Manhattan Well Murder book this week!  And Team W finally came up with a name for our latest collaboration.  So it’s been a banner week for upcoming books: the Team W book coming out autumn 2024 and…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I’ve been deep in revisions for the Manhattan Well Murder book (coming your way, hopefully with title, in January 2025!) so mostly I’ve been reading my own manuscript.  Repeatedly.  But for sanity’s sake, I did carve out some time to read other peoples’ books, starting with Kate Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody, a mystery…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all– and happy October! To try to make it feel more like October, I started this week with one of the books on my Halloween list: Carol Goodman’s The Bones of the Story, in which the alums of a writing program return to their upstate college and find themselves, snowbound, being murdered one…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Saturday, all! Apologies for being a day behind– I’ve been deep in research material for the next book and emerged with surprise to find I was two centuries away and a day late for Reading Round-Up. When I haven’t been living in the 1790s and early 1800s, I had the fun of finishing up…

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