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I'm still not recovered from last week, although probably some part of that was my fault for trying to make use of that family history offer over the weekend, but there we go. I'll get there, I suppose.

In the meantime, here's a post.

What I've just finished reading

I have read the next two in the Kate Shackleton mystery series by Frances Brody. I still don't know quite what to make of them - I'm enjoying them, I can read them and yet... I don't know.

I also went to the library and got some Regencies to try and get me back reading again a little better, which worked until I was undone by the Thing last week. They were slight, but no Carolyns, at any rate. (Two more MC Beatons, but nothing that reached the ridiculous/sinister heights of the Mannerling idea.)

However, then I got Snowdrift, the reissued collection of Georgette Heyer's short story collection, Pistols For Two, with three rediscovered stories in it! I mean, her short stories aren't anything to her novels, but this was the most exciting thing reading-wise that has happened to me since I was ill, I think. They were slight, but it was very lovely to have new Heyer words for the first time in probably twenty years.

And then I randomly found on a charity book stall in my supermarket, a weird little teen book I used to have a fascination with back in the 90s, The Bewitching of Alison Allbright by Alan Davidson. It is still a very odd little book, not quite like anything else I can think of & enjoyable to have a revisit, even if not at anywhere near the same intensity as back then. It's not a fantasy - the 'bewitching' involves no magic, just the glamour of riches hiding some sinister/obsessive intentions.


What I'm Reading Now

Nothing, really; I need to get a bit better again. HMS Surprise needs more brain than I have, and I've a few other things started and abandoned, so mostly, nothing and occasionally re-reading some of the older stories in Snowdrift. (I like my new copy better than the old one, which is nice, because it's not always the case.)

I am still taking (family history-related) notes from London in the 19th Century by Jerry White.


What I'm Reading Next

Something, I hope. My TBR pile is far larger than my actual reading ability, but you've got to have optimism and hope and ambition, right?

Date: 28 Jun 2017 05:33 pm (UTC)
persiflage_1: I Prefer Reading (I Prefer Reading)
From: [personal profile] persiflage_1
Enjoy your Heyer short stories!

Date: 28 Jun 2017 07:43 pm (UTC)
persiflage_1: I Prefer Reading (I Prefer Reading)
From: [personal profile] persiflage_1
You're quite welcome!

Date: 28 Jun 2017 06:14 pm (UTC)
arnie1967: (Books)
From: [personal profile] arnie1967
I really enjoyed the new short stories. I thought they were really good and definitely among her better works.

I hope you're feeling better soon.

Date: 28 Jun 2017 07:22 pm (UTC)
flowsoffire: (Handles)
From: [personal profile] flowsoffire
*hugs*

Take care and get better, dear! ♥

Date: 28 Jun 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
sovay: (I Claudius)
From: [personal profile] sovay
However, then I got Snowdrift, the reissued collection of Georgette Heyer's short story collection, Pistols For Two, with three rediscovered stories in it!

I don't think I even knew that existed! I'll have to look for it.

I hope your recovery is full of similarly nice things to read.

Date: 28 Jun 2017 11:31 pm (UTC)
astrogirl: (books)
From: [personal profile] astrogirl
My TBR pile is far larger than my actual reading ability, but you've got to have optimism and hope and ambition, right?

This is certainly how I feel about my own ridiculous TBR.
Edited Date: 28 Jun 2017 11:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 29 Jun 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
astrogirl: (Feel your pain)
From: [personal profile] astrogirl
Aww, yeah. I can't imagine what I'd do if I couldn't.

Date: 29 Jun 2017 04:45 pm (UTC)
astrogirl: (Bring me some other news)
From: [personal profile] astrogirl
That sounds like an entirely justifiable response to me. *hugs* and good luck.

Date: 29 Jun 2017 11:32 am (UTC)
sarren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sarren
eeeeeeeeeeee NEW GEORGETTE HEYER????

Date: 29 Jun 2017 02:27 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Avengers)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
I hope you recover soon *hugs*

TBR piles are meant to be evil overlords, aren't they?

Date: 30 Jun 2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (AAL Georgie book)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Aw, I was trying to make you feel better about your TBR pile. Communication is not with me this week! And the free book shop is still closed even when it says it's open.

Date: 29 Jun 2017 02:30 pm (UTC)
singe: Tristan Farnon slapping his face in despair. (Facepalm)
From: [personal profile] singe
I just loaded up a half-dozen biographies on my own reading list. WHEN am I going to get around to those?

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