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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Weekly Reading Round-Up

I can’t tell you what I’ve been reading, unfortunately, because it’s something I have deeply mixed feelings about– and when I can’t say something positive, or at least neutral, about a book, I’d rather not say anything at all.  Because I know someone else (or many someones!) will love that same book that annoys me,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I had two sick kids at home, so I decided to save my shiny new ARCs of The Golden Hour and Milady for when I have sufficient brain cells to enjoy them, and, instead, resorted to my exceedingly well-worn copy of Dorothy Sayers’s Busman’s Honeymoon, in which Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Sometimes, you just have to re-read Dorothy Sayers’s Gaudy Night. Gaudy Night is one of my very favorite books in the world for oh so many reasons.  The lyricism of the writing, the still relevant question of how women are to balance careers and families, the love song to university life that never ceases to make me…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  (And thank goodness for it!) This week, I went back to the London of gaslight and fog with Anthony Horowitz’s Moriarty, set right after the events at the Reichenbach Falls. He does point out a number of quite fascinating inconsistencies in Watson’s account…. It also made me strangely homesick for a series…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

When I’m working on a book– and I’m working on the next Team W book right now!– I find it very hard to read anything in a similar style.  But I also can’t write if I’m not reading.  (Reading is like air and water to me.  If I’m not in the middle of reading a…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ll confess: I’m in a reading slump.  I’m longing for something new to read, but I can’t decide what it is.  A new mystery series, perhaps?  (How I wish there were more Julia Spencer-Flemings!)  Or some stand alone fiction? What I need is that book karma where the right book falls into your lap entirely…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy 2019, all!  I hope everyone’s holiday was merry and bright and the new year has started off as new years ought to do: full of promise and sparkle. I began the new year by finally, finally reading a book I impulse bought months ago: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, in which the lives of…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I’ve mostly been reading up for my portion of the next Team W novel, and if I told you which books I was reading, you would absolutely know which section I was writing! I am, however, starving for fiction.  Next up: Charlotte MacLeod’s Rest You Merry, which Karlene recommended last week.  Thanks, Karlene!…

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Monday Give Away: THE SUMMER COUNTRY!

So there’s this book you may have heard me mention that happens to be set in colonial Barbados….  Guess what?  I now have ARCs!  And they look absolutely lovely.   For today’s Monday Give Away, I give you… an advance copy of The Summer Country! Here’s the official description: The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

‘Tis the season!  (Or getting there.)  I’m re-reading an old favorite, Trisha Ashley’s Twelve Days of Christmas, which combines several of my favorite things: a stranded house party, an old manor house, a quirky cast of characters, and a perky first person narrator.  And food.  Lots of descriptions of food.  You might want to have…

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