It's Sunday again! As usual, I've done a lot of reading this week. I finally finished Devil's Brood, and really loved it! After finishing such a weighty book, I decided to go for something light, so I picked up The King and Mrs. Simpson, which only took me an afternoon to finish. I was expecting it to be a completely different book, so I was a little disappointed.
Right now I'm reading two books (watch me multitask). It's Nine Coaches Waiting, by Mary Stewart. The book was originally published in 1958, and it's a classic of romance suspense, derived straight from Jane Eyre and Rebecca. In it, a young woman named Linda Martin goes to be the governess of the young Cout of Valmy, Phillippe. Attempted murder, romance, and suspense are all part of the receipe of this sort-of-trashy novel. I still have about fifty pages left to read, so I'll post a review when I'm done.
The other book I'm reading is an ARC of Those Who Dream By Day, by Linda Cargill. It's suspenseful historical fiction set around the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, and the Arab Revolt thereafter. I'm not very far in, but I'm not enamored so far. Some of the prose is cringe-worthy.
I've also been following the Read-a-Thon; my Google Reader has positively exploded over the past day! I didn't participate, because endurance reading isn't something I'm very good at, but I was reading other people as they progressed through the challenge. Congratulations to everyone who made it!