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The Sunday Salon

It’s the last day of May, so of course I should probably talk about my reading for this month. I got a lot read—I finished thirteen books and I’m working on a fourteenth (The Chevalier, by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles).

This past week, in addition, I read an ARC of Emily’s Ghost, by Denise Giardina, a novel about the Bronte sisters—strangely fitting, since the 160th anniversary of Anne’s death was this past week. Actually, the book is more about Emily Bronte and her relationship with her father’s curate—I’m assuming fictional, or I would have read something about him in the research I did later. The author takes a lot of liberty with the Brontes’ biographies, but it’s an interesting story nonetheless. Also read this past week was Laurie Notaro’s Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death (humorous memoir/ short essays).

Next up—who knows? I’ve got a few novels by Susanna Kearsley that arrived in the mail from Amazon recently, so I’m eager to get to them. I ordered a number of Elizabeth Chadwick’s novels, too, as well as a copy of Barbara Erskine’s The Warrior’s Princess (timeslip novel about a Celtic princess and one that I’ve heard is very good).


PD said…
Sounds like a lot of good reading! I look forward to trying out Emily's Ghost when I can finally get a hold of it. I'm always amazed by how many ARC books you get!

Jennifer Taylor said…
I wish I had more time to read, but then I'd never have time to write, so I squeeze it in when I can.
Ceri said…
Ooh, Emily's Ghost sounds interesting. I really love the Brontes so I might check that out too :)

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