Today on my lunch break I went to the Strand to browse. Well, browsing usually turns to buying, and I ended up with two more books to add to my library. They are: The Queen of Bedlam, by Robert McCammon, about a murderer in New York in the eighteenth century (I seem to be going for lots of books set in New York’s past these days); and Blood and Roses, by Helen Castor, about a family during the War of the Roses. I’d originally gone into the Strand in search of a copy of A Passage to India, but ultimately wasn’t successful (but they did have multiple, numerous copies of A Room With a View). So here are some books I want to re-read: Sin in the Second City, by Karen Abbott; The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfeld; and Devil in the White City, by Erik Larsen. I’d love to get around to re-reading some of the classics, like The House of Mirth, The Woman in White, and Sister Carrie. I’d also love to re-read the Meaning of Night, but as a rule I don’t re-read books back-to-back.