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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  In between wallowing in the correspondence of the members of the Smith College Relief Unit (oh my goodness, those letters!), I’ve been blazing through some new books– mostly thrillers, which I suppose isn’t that surprising, since that seems to be such a large part of what’s on the shelves right now. First,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

As New York swelters in the late summer heat, I’ve gone back to my Barbara Michaels shelf— because no one writes sweltering summers like Barbara Michaels. I started with a re-read of Witch, in which a middle-aged divorcee with grown children buys a cottage in the Virginia woods and discovers evil lurks in the bucolic…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

It’s been a reading hodge-podge this week! I had recommended Georgette Heyer’s Talisman Ring to someone– which meant, of course, that I was suddenly seized with the need to go back and read it myself.  For quality control, of course.  And I am pleased to report that it is just as marvelous and laugh-out-loud funny…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’ve mostly been doing background reading for the next book, which is set around the activities of a gallant group of Smith alums who went over to France to aid French villagers right behind the front lines during World War I. I’ve been wallowing in their letters, which read like Rilla of Ingleside— so tongue-in-cheek…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday!  With the hot, bright July weather in New York this week, I went back to some old summer favorites. Do you have those sorts of seasonal books?  For some reason, whenever the weather gets particularly sultry, I find myself going back to Barbara Michaels’/Elizabeth Peters’ gothics: to her Ammie Come Home trilogy, to…

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Happy 4th, all! On my wonderful trip to Houston this week, I finally got to finish the second of Martin Walker’s Bruno mysteries, The Dark Vineyard.  Think French Longmire, in which the local chief of police must investigate a series of crimes linked to the local wine industry. Then I broke my very sensible “don’t read…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I tend to write best when I’m reading something I can read a lot of, preferably a mystery series.  But I’ve re-read my favorites so many times… so I went to the best book guru I know, Barbara Peters of The Poisoned Pen.  (If Barbara recommends it, you read it.) Thanks to Barbara, I just…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Hello from the book tour whirlwind! To celebrate the end of the first week of book tour, I treated myself to Karen White’s upcoming The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street, the latest in her popular Tradd Street series about a realtor who sees dead people. There are very few things that can make a five…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Hello from book tour!  I’ve been having the best time roaming the country talking about The Summer Country (if I saw you on the road this week, hi!  And if you’re in Chicago, come see me tonight at 57th Street Books!  But I digress). The other great thing about book tour?  Tons of travel time…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Between college reunion, Book Expo, and preschool graduation, this week has been something of a fog (what’s my name again?), but I did manage to snatch a little reading time in the midst of the madness: — Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date, a fun contemporary romance set in California; — and the latest Ruth Galloway…

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