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Sunday Salon


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!

Comments

said…
I just started on Sunday Salon. It's fun. I hope you can visit me.

My Sunday Salon
Sandra said…
I've just started at Sunday Salon and I'm enjoying reading the entries. Interesting books, all those you mentioned are new to me.
Table Talk said…
Is that the Mary Stewart who write the series of books about Merlin? If so, I must look it out. She was a good writer.
mattviews said…
I stayed home all day burying my nose in the Guernsey Society book.

Jane Eyre is one of the books that have gathered dust. I'll get to that soon I hope.
AC said…
I'd love to know how you liked Nine Coaches Waiting. I got about 20 pages in and was bored. Then received some interesting ARCs and returned it to the library to be read another time. If you say it's good, I'll give it another shot!

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