Archive for February, 2017

Boston Tonight!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

If you’re in Boston, come join Eloisa James, Caroline Linden, and me tonight at 6:30 at the Boston Public Library for a discussion of romance, history, and fiction– not necessarily in that order.

When: Tuesday, 2/28, 6:30-8:00 (aka tonight!)
Where: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Commonwealth Salon
What: Panel discussion with Eloisa James and Caroline Linden
Why: Because it’s Tuesday. Also, books.

See you in Boston!

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Which has been more like monthly reading round-up around here recently…. Sorry, all! That’s partly because, instead of fiction, a lot of my recent reading has looked like this:

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Back in fiction land, I’ve been on a Julian Kestrel binge. For those who haven’t stumbled on them yet, they’re Regency-set mysteries, featuring dandy sleuth Julian Kestral, beautifully researched, beautifully plotted, and beautifully written. Even on a tenth or eleventh re-read, I find myself reading phrases out loud, just to savor the cadence of them.

After my Kestrel binge, it felt incumbent upon me to actually read something new for a change, so I hied myself off to the library’s new books shelf, where I came upon Brunonia Barry’s The Fifth Petal, a murder mystery set in Salem, around the 1989 murders of three women and the old secrets that get stirred up when the survivor of those murders, a child at the time, returns to Salem as a grown-up.

Next up is Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia, and, held in reserve until the writing gets tough, the latest Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree.

What have you been reading recently?