Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  And happy 4th! I have to confess to feeling thoroughly discombobulated.  New York just zigzagged from an intense July-ish heat wave that made me want to re-read all my sweltering, summer-set Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels novels (Devil May Care, Houses of Stone, and Stitches in Time are THE summer heat wave…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a crazy week ping-ponging back and forth between the 1890s book and the new Team W book and various other work-related dramas, but whenever I can steal a moment, I’ve been reveling in Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club.  (A recommendation from my wonderful best friend who has been providing…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  This week was a comfort read/ edgy read sandwich for me. I reverted back to Patricia Wentworth with one of her stand alone novels, Silence in Court.  I was a bit skeptical– the premise is that a Miss Carey Silence is on trial for the murder of an elderly friend of the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s a grey and misty Friday over here, which was perfect for the non-fiction book I just finished: Kate Summerscale’s The Haunting of Alma Fielding, an account of the investigation into a case of supposed poltergeist activity in 1930s England. But what makes this book so fascinating isn’t just the step by…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a week of dark thrillers and monastic murder for me.  Riley Sager’s The Last Time I Lied was a read-in-one-night book for me, sitting in the dark between putting my daughter to bed and finally putting the light out myself.  I so enjoy Sager’s takes on classic themes– in this…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  I haven’t quite wrapped my head around the fact that it’s Memorial Day weekend– and neither, apparently, has the weather, which has decided it should kick off the summer season by plunging back into the fifties for a bit. I started the week with Alexis Hall’s new rom com, Rosaline Palmer Takes…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I need to get back to the Team W chapter I’m working on, but wanted to pop in for just a moment to talk about this week’s books! I started the week with Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Dance Away With Me, in which a grieving widow moves to a remote rural cabin– but finds…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  There’s been so much going on this week– the Team W book, my next book, the Pinkorama, an art exhibit in which I got to take part– that I’m having trouble remembering what I’ve read.  Do you ever have those weeks where Monday feels an awfully long way away from Friday?  Or…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  We’ve suddenly gone from rain to sun in New York, and it’s starting to feel like it might actually be May after all.  (Which is shocking.  How is it May already?  I need at least a month back….) In the meantime, this has been an excellent reading week, with a mix of…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  It’s been zigzagging between April showers and August weather in New York, but I’ve been happily frolicking in medieval Wales with Brother Cadfael in the first Cadfael book, A Morbid Taste for Bones. The last time I picked up an Ellis Peters book was a good twenty years ago (it may even…

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