Weekly Reading Round-Up

Hello from House of Plague! With two poor little ones hit hard by Influenza A, I’ve mostly been reading the dosage guidelines on the sides of the Children’s Motrin bottles.  But when I’ve been able to get away from sponging brows and wiping noses, I’ve been reading M.L. Longworth’s Death at the Chateau Bremont.  I…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been rather a rocky week with sneezing small people, book tour prep, and all the things, so there was less reading time in there than I would have liked.   I did, however, go back to T. Kingfisher’s Nettle and Bone, and loved it on the second go, especially since about a…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I started the week off with the most recent in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series (think Harry Potter meets police procedural with a secret supernatural police unit in modern London).  This one opens with a man killed by magic in London’s silver vaults, and, unsurprisingly, soon-to-be-dad Peter Grant is on the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! After a week of winter in April, it’s finally starting to feel like spring!  So to launch off the new springy season, I left aside my comfort reads and picked up the ARC of Susan Elia MacNeal’s first ever stand alone, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy, which takes a close look at the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! A few people have mentioned The Inheritance Games to me as Westing Game for Grown Ups, but a post from Beyond the Bookends finally made me dredge the book out of the wastes of my TBR pile– and I’m so glad I did.  Think Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious crossed with the Westing…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I’ve been deep in the research cave this week (so much Hamilton and Burr!), but I did pop my head out of the 18th century to visit with the Mitford sisters in Marie Benedict’s upcoming The Mitford Affair, which explores Diana’s and Unity’s plunge into fascism and its reverberations across their family,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  After a bitter cold week in New York, the sun has finally come back out… and let’s hope it stays that way! I started several books this week.  But it was one of those Goldilocks’s porridge reading weeks where nothing was quite right, so I reverted to Charlotte MacLeod with the next…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! Don’t you hate it when you finish a really brilliant series (or what there currently is of it) and then you have to decide whether you want to immediately re-read it or slink off to read something else? I finished The Last Graduate, Book II in Naomi Novik’s incredibly immersive Scholomance series,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a topsy turvy week here in New York in all sorts of ways, including swinging from snow to seventy degrees.  So I suppose it makes sense that my reading is all over the place, too? After finishing the last of Elizabeth Daly’s Henry Gamadge mysteries, I moved on to the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s winter again here in New York– with snow and sleet the other day– so I’ve retreated to the equivalent of a warm blanket with vintage cozy mysteries, finishing the last few books in Elizabeth Daly’s 1940s Henry Gamadge series.  I’ve heard the term “American Agatha Christie” uttered many times about many…

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