I am currently reading:
I haven’t been reading much this week, somehow I’m very restless and have started and put down a ton of books. As a result I’m feeling more than a little cranky, so please anyone tell me what book I can completely immerse myself in (preferably free ebooks as I’m staying with my parents at the moment and don’t have access to my usual libraries). I did start Diary of a Provincial Lady which is great, but works best if I only read a couple of pages at a time, if that makes sense.
I finished reading:
I had this one put on hold at my library, as I was pretty excited about the combo of Victorian period and female sleuth. And it wasn’t a bad book but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Stupid expectations! We don’t find out much about The Agency and have to accept that it’s great and helps women be independent. Mary herself is set up as a trained spy and independent young woman but relies heavily on instinct when it comes to investigation and a huge part of the book is romance instead of mystery. Which I don’t like, and I enjoy this typical “I’m an independent woman but I just can’t help but fall for the ‘charms’ of the idiot who keeps trying to tell me what to do and knows everything better” even less. And the mystery was a dud. But to end on a positive note, I did like the premise and the stinking Thames.
I recently acquired:
Walked past the uni bookstore and found these two gems for a shockingly low price in a sales box, I mean it’s Wodehouse! I had to save them of course, but then met a friend who had never heard of Wodehouse (gasp!) and immediately let her borrow them. Though it was apparently the cover art that convinced her, not my passionate speech about all things Wodehouse. Go figure 😉
I’m still trying to get back to blogging regularly but as you can see it’s still pretty sporadic posting on my part. On the upside, my first paper went well and I decided to move myself and my workload for the next paper to my parents as I was starting to forget what the ‘old faces’ looked liked as Bertie would say, and added benefit, they feed me! Also, I started doing couch to 5k, all this sitting at a desk for 8 hours straight was killing me. Week one was fun and easy enough and I love the motivational podcasts from NHS 😀
How are you all doing & what are you reading?