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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Weekly Reading Round-Up

To whoever recommended Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions companions to me, I don’t know whether to thank you or glower at you. (Freya, that was you, wasn’t it?) I gobbled up The Silent Companions in one night, which seemed like a good idea at the time, because the idea of waiting another day to find…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve finally begun reading through some of the books that have been on my TBR forever. First it was Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill, a mystery set in 1920s Bombay. Now I’m reading Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown, which my college roommate sent me in a care package lo these many moons…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, in addition to seventeenth century diaries (so much unintentional humor!), I’ve finally begun a book I’m been meaning to read for ages, Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill, a mystery set in 1920s Bombay, featuring a female Parsi lawyer. The second book in the series, The Satapur Moonstone, comes out next month.…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week was a bit of the old and the new.  (But nothing borrowed or blue.)  I started off with Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, contemporary psychological suspense very much in the style of Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood. Needing something a bit lighter after that, I went back to an old favorite…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Right now, I’m reading Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, a psychological thriller very much in the style of Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, about a group of thirty-something university friends who rent a remote Scottish lodge for New Year’s Eve, and it’s all one big, uneasy party– until one of them is found…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I don’t have anything fun to share this week, since I’ve mostly been living in the seventeenth century, reading up on the reign of Charles I, daily life in Stuart England, and Stuart court culture.  Not that that isn’t fun– I do adore the absurdity of life, and the seventeenth century was very good at…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

When it comes to reading time, long plane rides are the best.  (Don’t tell me there’s wi-fi on board.  I don’t want to hear it.) On my way to Florida last weekend, I gobbled up the third book in Lucy Parker’s London Celebrity contemporary romance series, Making Up, about an aerialist and a make-up artist.…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

There’s nothing like finding a new (to you) author whose voice you love.  This week, I devoured the second book in Lucy Parker’s London Celebrity contemporary romance series, Pretty Face— and immediately ordered Book Three. Now there’s incentive for me to finish the chapter I’m working on, so I can use the rest of my…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I read Lucy Parker’s Act Like It, the first in her London Celebrities contemporary romance series. Where has this book been all my life? Actually, I can tell you the exact answer to that. On my nighttable, in a pile of books sent by my college roommate, the world’s best roommate and book…

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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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