Well, even though October is already ten days old, this is my first Monday reading list for the month. My reading life has been a little scattered lately -- actually, it's been a wreck. But I won't get into that right now. I have every intention of getting back on track this week, so here goes.
- Recently finished:
Quiet as a Nun, by Antonia Fraser. First book in her Jemima Shore mystery series. I've read a couple of the later books but never managed to read this first novel until now. I enjoyed this one, although (like most of the Jemima tales), it was a little slow-moving.
That's it, I'm afraid; haven't finished anything else. But I have abandoned a few books, including Graham Swift's Last Orders -- just couldn't get into it for some reason, although it seemed well-written and a lot of people have recommended it. But life is just too short, you know?
- Reading this week:
Still reading Literary Brooklyn by Evan Hughes -- must finish that up and get a review posted over at Library Thing.
Also hoping to finish up two that I've been reading for weeks now -- The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart,
and Hazel Holt's Mrs. Malory and A Time to Die. Both of those are short and light -- should be able to get through them pretty quickly if I can just stay awake long enough!
- Next up:
Haven't the foggiest. Probably another mystery, though. I don't seem to be able to stick with anything but whodunits these days. But I've got a must-read list that stretches from here to Alpha Centauri and back, so there's always something there to tempt me.
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