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Weekly Reading Round-Up

It’s been a marvelous reading week! I followed another one of my best friend’s recommendations and picked up Margaret Rogerson’s An Enchantment of Ravens, in which a mortal portrait painter gets dragged into the politics of the faerie courts (confession: I grew up reading fantasy, and always rather wondered how I would cope if I…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

We’ve been House of Plague over here (who knew that kids could combine strep throat with two separate viruses?  It’s like a disease cocktail with a phlegm chaser), so I’ve been doing some comfort reading. After finishing up T. Kingfisher’s wonderful pseudo-medieval fantasy road trip Clockwork Boys (there are technically two books, but they read…

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Best Historical Fiction of 2019: THE SUMMER COUNTRY!

I’m so thrilled to announce that The Summer Country is a semi-finalist in the Best Historical Fiction category of this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards! Thank you.  Thank you so much to all of you who nominated The Summer Country and put it up there with all the historical fiction heavy hitters.  I couldn’t be more…

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All The Ways We Said… ARC Give Away!

As the weather gets frosty, there’s nothing like curling up with a new book!  In this case, a book so new it’s not even out yet! There are one hundred advance copies of Team W’s latest collaboration, All The Ways We Said Goodbye, currently up for grabs on Goodreads. Kate Quinn calls All The Ways…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy November!  As if it got the memo, the weather suddenly dropped fifteen degrees today, the air turned crisp, and the trees decided to dump most of their leaves.  So it really feels like fall. I rounded off my Halloween reading with a re-read of Simone St. James’s The Broken Girls, which I first read…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

I’m rocking three out of three on the Halloween theme reading this week! I started the week with a novel that’s sort of a ghost story and sort of a mystery novel, with a touch of spycraft: W.C. Ryan’s A House of Ghosts, set during World War I, with Britain and Germany vying to invent…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  I’ve been hopping around genres this week, from World War II historical fiction, to World War I ghosts, to some very fun urban fantasy that takes the gothic canon and turns it on its head. I started the week in 1930s London with Julia Kelly’s The Whispers of War, about the experiences…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  With rain and mist and that creeping October chill, it’s been time to break out the sweaters and the whodunnits.  After all, there’s nothing like a cup of tea and a murder– or perhaps the odd ghost– to make a rainy autumn day complete. I started out in the surprisingly dangerous English…

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Author Panel with Beatriz Williams and Andrea Penrose, 10/10

The weather outside may be frightful, but I promise that the panel will be delightful! Tomorrow, Beatriz Williams and I are teaming up with wonderful Andrea Penrose to discuss writing, history, mysteries, and more.  You can find us at the gorgeous Pequot Library in Southport, CT tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7:00.  The event is free…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday!  This week I read something old, something new, something borrowed– but nothing blue. Did anyone else read the Charlotte MacLeod Sarah Kelling mysteries back in the day?  I read them all in grad school, which was longer ago than I like to acknowledge, so I was happily surprised to rediscover what great fun…

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