December check-in (135-141)

Finished since last post: Dracula, Bram Stoker The Last Graduate, Naomi Novik Mansfield Park, Jane Austen Her Majesty's Royal Coven, Juno Dawson Blame it on the Brontes, Annie Serano Shipwrecked, Olivia Dade Infamous Bodies, Sam Pinto Dracula and Mansfield Park were rereads, Her Majesty's Royal Coven was amazing, thorougly enjoyed Blame it on the Brontes,... Continue Reading →

November plans

This month is going to be nuts, but a plan gives me a bit of stability. Finish Sam Pinto's Infamous Bodies. (Loving this so so much.) Continue The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens. I've been reading a chapter before bed, will be done around Christmas. Continue with Virginia Woolf's A Writer's Diary. Reading a bit every... Continue Reading →

September/October blur

Last post here was September 3, book 121) The Starless Sea. Now (November 1), I'm at 133. Most of these were in October (I don't remember what happened in September, probably Netflix.) But here's what happened since then. 122) Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel. Definitely 5 stars, but, like her others, I need... Continue Reading →

120) Learwife, J. R. Thorp

Picked this up after an email from the Folger about their bookclub, which is happening next week. Yay! Loved this. Echoes of Matrix. Lauren Groff, which also about a noblewoman in a convent. Need to reread King Lear, because it's been a while-- Finished it in a great gulp, started yesterday, up at 5 to... Continue Reading →

116) Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr

Started this yesterday afternoon, didn't come up for air until it was done last night. One of my favorite ways to read-- a big gulp, faster and faster, nothing else important. Loved this. Reminded me of Iain Pears The Dream of Scipio in scope and structure, and Barbara Kingsolver's Unsheltered (and maybe Richard Powers' The... Continue Reading →

September plans

I started this list a few days before the new month, and then finished three of my choices early: Learwife, The Devil and the Dark Water, and Slow Stitch. So, updated September list, all tentative, no real requirements, just a direction. Literary fiction: Sea of Tranquility, Learwife, King Lear, The Starless Sea Fun fiction: Cackle;... Continue Reading →

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