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

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

Date: 15 Feb 2017 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] singeaddams.livejournal.com
I get the best recommendations from you. Thanks!

Date: 15 Feb 2017 03:35 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Jago and Litefoot Hats)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Lol, as the Inspector's household are solving his crimes the least he can do is do the housework in return.

Date: 15 Feb 2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evelyn-b.livejournal.com
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.

That sounds perfect. Not that I need any new books right now, but someday I will, and when I do, I'll open my Future Book Recs list and see this. <3

I've got a bundle of Regency fluff coming my way! Courtney Milan, Rose Lerner, and your girl Heyer, all floating toward me through the U.S. Mail. Heyer does not have an off-puttingly thrusting bare chest on the cover, but most of the others do.

Date: 15 Feb 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
Mrs Jeffries on the Trail sounds really good. I haven't heard of it before.

I completely forgot but I have that Jane Austen's England book! I know what I'm reading next.

Date: 15 Feb 2017 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
Those books sound pretty neat :)

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