Last weekend I thought life was settling down and returning to normal after ‘THE MOVE’. I didn’t factor in getting sick though.
I’ve spent the last week feeling sorry for myself (& sleeping non-stop) as I’ve battled some kind of lingering winter throaty, chesty lurgy.
Thankfully I had scheduled a few posts to tide me over during the ‘moving’ weeks so that I didn’t drop off the radar completely.
But now it’s time to reclaim this blogging life.
What better way to get back into the groove than with Sheila’s meme It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (The good news being that Sheila hopes to resume hosting IMWAYR in September.)
What have I been reading these past few weeks?
Last weekend I finally finished Gone With the Wind with much love and admiration in my heart for this classic epic story. My final review post is a ‘work in progress’.
Last night I finished my reread of Emma for Austen in August and now feel at a bit of a loss as to what to read next.
I have Remarkably Jane by Jennifer Adams to tempt me…
It wasn’t really me that everyone went crazy about–it was the character [Fitzwilliam Darcy], who’d been around for a couple of centuries.Colin Firth, 1997
Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.Mark Twain, 1898
For those of us who suspect all the mysteries of life are contained in the microcosm of the family, that personal relationships prefigure all else, the work of Jane Austen is the Rosetta stone of literature.Anna Quindlen, 1995
Or perhaps I will dip into an AARC (yes, an advance, advance reading copy due for release in January next year) that came my way last week, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club by Aussie #LoveOzYA writer Alison Goodman….
London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?
My copy is so advanced, the final cover art has not been decided. Personally, I hope they pick the dark cover; the pink one brings to mind a bodice-ripper story!
I also have several books left-over from previous It’s Monday! posts that I’ve dipped into over the past few months but have not yet finished. The inevitable chaos and distraction that moving house creates explains my ridiculously long goodreads ‘currently reading’ panel!
The only blogging effort I’ve managed to complete this past week is my bi-monthly roundup post for the Australian Women Writer’s challenge (here).
What have you been up to lately and what will you be reading this week?