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My parents are up visiting, so bear with me if I'm more erratic at commenting than usual - my socialising spoons are going elsewhere! But I thought I'd still do this today.

What I've Finished Reading

I got through my batch of library regencies (and didn't find any John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson at my other library alas, nor did I find the earlier books in an interesting looking detective series I picked up a later installment of in a charity shop. I may just have to read out of order, dammit).


What I'm Reading Now

I'm still note-taking from In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars 1793-1815 by Jenny Uglow, and as I'm now on p152, I can say that it's both useful and highly readable. (Not dry, despite its 640 pages, or at least I don't think so. It's just got plenty to talk about.)

Perdita by Paula Byrne, a life of Mary Robinson, which I picked up off my shelf when I was trying to see if I had any information about Gainsborough for my Scaroth story and got distracted into reading it. Mary Robinson was a late 18th C actress, mistress of the future George IV, and later one of the most popular Gothic novelists of her day. It's therefore pretty interesting so far, as you can imagine.

I'm sort of reading some other things, but not sure how they're going as yet. (Reading spoons are still variable.)


What I'm Reading Next

I think it'll take me a while to get through the above two and the redacted reading, but I may go to the library again in search of some more lighter material, because, as I said, reading spoons are still variable!

Or I may get distracted by something hanging about on a bookshelf; it happens a lot.

re: Regency books

Date: 22 Mar 2017 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
The 2 Now books look interesting!

Date: 22 Mar 2017 12:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Ooh, Perdita sounds interesting! Wonder if the library has it...

Date: 22 Mar 2017 05:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
To my complete astonishment, it does - so I shoved it on my wishlist as my TBR is tied up for at least the next couple of weeks at least with the ongoing 'Honor Harrington' series re-read, then my planned Josephine Tey re-read. (Though I'm skipping 'Miss Pym Disposes' as the injustice in that book's 'resolution' makes me weep with frustrated rage - not restful!) And I've also got a handful of other books out from the library. But once I've worked through that lot, I'll put in a reservation request.

Date: 23 Mar 2017 03:34 pm (UTC)
ext_3965: (Books - Too Many Books I Need To Read)
From: [identity profile] persiflage-1.livejournal.com
Just for a little while... :D

Date: 22 Mar 2017 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evelyn-b.livejournal.com
Those books sound great! I hope you enjoy the visit, despite energy drain.

Date: 22 Mar 2017 04:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Rats for out of order reading, but it sounds you have good books to pick at while the charity shop restocks.

I hope you are having a nice visit:)



Date: 22 Mar 2017 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
Interesting books :)

Date: 22 Mar 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dimity-blue.livejournal.com
Perdita by Paula Byrne, a life of Mary Robinson, which I picked up off my shelf when I was trying to see if I had any information about Gainsborough for my Scaroth story and got distracted into reading it. Mary Robinson was a late 18th C actress, mistress of the future George IV, and later one of the most popular Gothic novelists of her day. It's therefore pretty interesting so far, as you can imagine.

And, yet, you couldn't get a more ordinary name than Mary Robinson.

I hope you and your parents have a fun visit.

Guess what I've spotted on YouTube? Shadow of the Tower. It's about a third of the way down.

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