Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday– and happy December! I ended the old month– and my Victoria Holt kick– by bouncing hard off the second half of The India Fan, which takes place during the rising of 1857.  I was with her for the English village drama in the first half of the book, but the second half did…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday. A chance re-encounter with a Victoria Holt novel last week set me off on a mad Victoria Holt kick, and ever since then I’ve been wallowing in all the 6th grade feels with plucky schoolmistresses, brooding hero/villains, and wonderfully improbable plots.  I…

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Pink Carnation Read Along: Holiday Edition!

For the month of December, we’ll be having a special holiday edition of the Read Along, with the short holiday novella “Ivy & Intrigue” and super special guest co-host Stephanie Barron! Join me and Stephanie Barron for both ivy and, yes, you guessed it, intrigue at 8pm EST on Tuesday, December 14th as we discuss…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  It’s been a blur of a week racing to finish up Smith Book II– but, I have to confess, I didn’t manage to hold out against the lure of Simone St. James’s Book of Cold Cases.   I’d meant to save The Book of Cold Cases as a reward for finishing the new…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s a wonderfully stormy day here in New York right now (I do so enjoy a good rainy fall day), and all I want to do is read Simone St. James’s The Book of Cold Cases, which magically zapped itself onto my Kindle last night– but I’ve got just two chapters (and…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy weekend, all!  Apologies for being a bit late with the round up this week– I’m on deadline for the Cuba book and back in quarantine with one of the small people.  Which I suppose is strangely appropriate since the heroine of the Cuba book is also currently in quarantine?  At least we don’t have…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday– and happy almost Halloween! I’d meant to catch up on my usual pre-Halloween reading this week (Shirley Jackson, E.F. Benson, and Simone St. James, I’m looking at you), but instead I got drawn into the irresistible world of the Thursday Murder Club with book two, The Man Who Died Twice.  I adore these…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I started the week with the perfect October read, Neil Spring’s The Lost Village.  I can’t remember who it was who recommended the movie, Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, to me, but whoever it was, I fell in love with the wonderful mix of interwar disillusionment, spiritualism, mystery, and that faint tingle down…

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Pink Carnation Read Along: A Quick Update

Like the Pink series itself, the Read Along wasn’t exactly… planned.  It just kind of happened.  And like the Pink series, that means that about midway through, I had to stop and ask myself where it was going, and actually consider the prospect of, um, planning. So, here’s the sort of plan going forward: —…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I’m settling in for the most dramatic and emotionally draining stretch of the Work In Progress, so it’s been a comfort reading week, which has mostly consisted of continuing to chain read my way through the Lockwood & Co books (which I now hear is being made into a Netflix series!), with…

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