Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! This is a week I’m very happy to see the end of– let’s just say it involved a lot of taking temperatures, administering pediatric Tylenol and Motrin, bathing fevered brows, and wiping noses. I tried to escape to a remote Scottish island with Mary Stewart, but I was reminded that there was…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! You all know how much I love Golden Age mysteries.  My Sayers and Tey are falling apart at the seams; Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver kept me company through the first year of the pandemic.  But for some reason, I just can’t get into Dame Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn mysteries.  Periodically, I go…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! As we get closer to Halloween, I’ve gone witchy with my reading: Sangu Mandanna’s The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches and Bianca Marais’s The Witches of Moonshyne Manor. I adored The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, which is basically Jenny Colgan with witches, the same wonderful, warm tone, and the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a bit of a rough week with all the plagiarism drama, which continues.  My solace (in addition to all the lovely messages and support– thank you so much to everyone who reached out!) was Deanna Raybourn’s Killers of a Certain Age, which I’d been saving either as a reward for…

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BAND OF SISTERS on sale for $1.99!

A bit of brightness on a grey day: Band of Sisters is on sale for $1.99 today! You can find it on sale for Kindle, Nook, and wherever else e-books are sold. Here’s the official description: A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War…

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An Unpleasant Exercise in Plagiarism

I haven’t been around much this week.  There are so many things I’d meant to post about, from this week’s Find That Book (ghost stories!) to a give away for ARCs of Two Wars and a Wedding on Goodreads.  But I haven’t done any of that because instead I found myself plunged into a deeply…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  The fact that I nearly forgot it was Friday– and time for my reading round-up!– tells you everything you need to know about this week. On the bright side, it was a wonderful reading week, starting with Naomi Novik’s third and (I presume?) final book in the Scholomance series, The Golden Enclaves,…

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Find That Book!: Epic Historicals with Romantic Elements

Today’s book hunt is for that elusive category I think of as “epics”, but could also be called “historical with romantic elements”. Tiffany writes: “Am craving/looking for a book similar to MM Kaye, Zemindar, or Anya Seton’s novels, as in historical fiction with an amazing romance, but not categorically labeled ‘historical romance books.’ Am very…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! Can you believe it’s the last day of September already?  With October right around the corner, I’ve started in on some of my Halloween reading, beginning with Simone St. James’s Lost Among the Living.  With favorite authors, it’s always such a challenge to find one you haven’t re-read recently– ahem, Silence for…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a busy week!  I zipped down to Maryland and back for A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library’s wonderful Annual Day for Book Lovers, which meant… train reading time!  I love train reading time.  It’s that feeling of being neither here nor there, with nothing but you and…

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