Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! Confession: I’m having trouble remembering what I’ve read recently.  I’ve been joking with friends that our long-running serial House of Plague has been going on for so long now that we’ve run out of new content and been reduced to reruns.  This week was “Norovirus: the Return!” otherwise known as “On the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! As Team W goes into deadline crunch on our fifth collaboration, I’ve been treating myself to some of the new books by old favorites on my TBR pile, starting with Laurie King’s Back to the Garden, in which a detective in the San Francisco police department, seconded to Cold Cases, is called…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I started out the week with an oldie but goodie, Helen MacInnes’s The Venetian Affair, a Cold War thriller in which ordinary people find themselves swept up in startling conspiracies with repercussions for the fate of the free world.  This might possibly be my favorite MacInnes yet. I’m on double deadline right…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!!  I hope everyone has been having a very merry (and healthy) holiday! On my twelfth day of Covid (and fourteenth day of Covid house arrest– not that I’m counting or anything), I decided it was really time to break out some of the books I’ve been saving for a time of need…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

In an unbroken streak of illness, my family is now on our seventh (7th!!) virus in seven weeks– and this time it’s Covid.  So I’ve turned heavily to the comfort reads as I’ve tried to parent while also not breathing on my kids, who miraculously seem not to have gotten it yet. A while ago,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! Plague once again struck my household (fifth virus in six weeks! thank you, kids), so this is less of a round-up and more of a lone cow in the corral.  In between taking temperatures and swabbing noses, I escaped to the world of the Checquy, the top secret organization responsible for supernatural…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! With December upon us, it felt like time to break out the feel good holiday reads.  I always find British chick lit/women’s fiction particularly soothing right around the holiday season.  I wasn’t quite ready for my usual Trisha Ashley readathon, so I started with two new to me books by Beth Moran:…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! My reading list for this week is very short and simple: I’ve been reading through the Dorothy Sayers’s Harriet Vane mysteries, the four Peter Wimsey novels that chart the relationship between aristocratic sleuth Peter and mystery novelist Harriet.  So far, I’ve been through Strong Poison and Have His Carcase and made it…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! This is a week I’m very happy to see the end of– let’s just say it involved a lot of taking temperatures, administering pediatric Tylenol and Motrin, bathing fevered brows, and wiping noses. I tried to escape to a remote Scottish island with Mary Stewart, but I was reminded that there was…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! You all know how much I love Golden Age mysteries.  My Sayers and Tey are falling apart at the seams; Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver kept me company through the first year of the pandemic.  But for some reason, I just can’t get into Dame Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn mysteries.  Periodically, I go…

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