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(Because let's do this thing. :-D)

What I've Just Finished Reading

Nothing, actually. Since last time, I finished The Return of Sherlock Holmes, read two more Regency Romances made of pure fluff, and meanwhile carried on reading and taking notes from Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England (which I haven't yet finished but continues to be very good).

What I'm Reading Now

Currently, a book randomly picked up in a charity shop, Mrs Jeffries on the Trail by Emily Brightwell, which is basically crime fluff rather than Romance fluff - one of a long series* about a Victorian housekeeper who solves crimes for her Inspector employer. Well, actually the whole household solves the mysteries, and she just co-ordinates them and tactfully hints about their finds to the Inspector. I'm not sure when they get the housework done. So far, all I can say is that it's certainly easy reading, which is what I wanted.

What I'm Reading Next

Ah, the part of the meme where I'm supposed to predict the future. Well, meme, it'll either be something off my to-read pile, or something random that I picked up somewhere else, or a safe re-read, I can tell you that much. *nods*

And when I've finished the current NF read, I'll probably start on The Book of Barnstaple, which is a bit more specific than general, but of use to me.

* Going by the list of about 100 others in the front, anyway. Mrs Jeffries keeps busy.

Date: 2017-02-15 06:13 pm (UTC)
mab_browne: Off-kilter angle photo of books on a shelf (Books)
From: [personal profile] mab_browne
My beloved bought me a Mrs Jeffries as part of a birthday parcel one year, but alas, I am just enough of a Victorian Age wonk that everything that was wrong with the history and social interaction annoyed me too much to enjoy the crime fluff. I hope you get better enjoyment. :-)

Date: 2017-02-16 05:37 am (UTC)
earthspirits: (tea and good books)
From: [personal profile] earthspirits
All sound like excellent reads - thanks for the rec's!

Date: 2017-02-16 08:27 am (UTC)
sallymn: (reading 3)
From: [personal profile] sallymn
I think we have one of that series round the house somewhere... started but never finished.


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