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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Weekly Reading Round-Up

Don’t you love it when you rediscover old books and they are just as much fun as you remember? Back in my teens, I went through a big fantasy phase (bring on the pseudo-medieval intrigue!) and used to haunt the fantasy/sci-fi section of the 86th Street Barnes and Nobles, looking for covers that looked more…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

After finishing Tana French’s The Witch Elm, I’ve been in a bit of a book slump. Thinking a bit of Golden Age crime might be the answer, I tried Georgette Heyer’s early mystery novel, A Blunt Instrument— but it only reminded me how little I like Heyer’s mysteries. Which always baffles me, because her Regencies…

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Happy Friday! I started off the new month with some non-fiction: Nadine Akkerman’s Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain— and if you think that has something to do with what I’m working on next, you might be right. Right now, I’m stealing every spare moment I can with Tana French’s new stand alone…

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This week, when I haven’t been immersing myself in another century for the next book, I’ve been making my way through Robert Galbraith’s latest Cormoran Strike mystery, Lethal White. (Am I the only one who thinks of poisoned flat whites when she sees that title? No? Just me?) This one picks up where Career of…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I can’t tell you about most of my reading this week, since it’s for the next Work-in-Progress, which is hush hush top secret…. But I did treat myself to the new Robert Galbraith, Lethal White, which I’ve just started.  Somehow, there’s something about those Galbraith books that just says “September” to me.  Maybe it’s because…

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Greetings from the last leg of book tour!  Sending thoughts and good wishes to everyone in the path of Florence. I hope you’re tucked up well away from the storm with a pile of good books and that all your loved ones are safe. It’s been a week of planes, trains, and automobiles! (Not always…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Hello from the road!  One of the best things about book tour is all those hours on airplanes– perfect reading time! This week, I dove into Diane Biller’s Harnessed Lightning, in which a disgraced Gilded Age divorcee returns to New York, buys a haunted house upstate, and winds up enlisting the aid of a scatterbrained…

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Happy Labor Day weekend!  I’ve been in a bit of a book slump, picking books up, then putting them down.  It’s definitely me, not them. I did finally read Kate Morton’s last book, The Lake House, set in an abandoned house in Cornwall, around a missing baby in the past and a disgraced police officer…

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This week, I’ve been reading through the Barbados Book as I put the final tweaks on the manuscript– and I have an announcement to make! The title of the Barbados Book is… THE SUMMER COUNTRY. The Summer Country will be coming your way summer 2019. Although if you find yourself in New York City on…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week I had the privilege of celebrating book launches with Fiona Davis and M.J. Rose.  Both books delve deep into the history of New York in the twentieth century and both are excellent. The Masterpiece takes us deep into Grand Central Terminal, first in the glory days of the 1920s, then in the gritty grimness…

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