OK, winter can end now. I mean it. This week, we were once again hit by snowstorms which kept the kids home from school, and me working from my home office. And of course, come Saturday I had to cure my cabin fever with a bit of used book shopping, just as I did last week. This week’s venue was The Book Trader in Philadelphia. I’d never been there before, but I assure you it will be a required stop on all future trips to the city! I was delighted to find three new Virago Modern Classics for my collection, and three more novels. Woo hoo!
From left to right:
The Clever Woman of the Family, by Charlotte Yonge; The Little Disturbances of Man, by Grace Paley; The Weather in the Streets, by Rosamond Lehmann; Milk and Honey, by Elizabeth Jolley; The Farming of Bones, by Edwidge Danticat; A Change of Climate, by Hilary Mantel
Reading-wise, it was a slow week. It’s actually been a slow month for me as well. While I enjoyed my reading, and each book garnered at least a 3-star rating, not a single book earned 4 stars or more. And I was distracted by a number of other things in real life. So I’m left feeling kind of “meh” about February’s reading, just as I often feel kind of “meh” about February in general (this despite it being my birthday month). To lift my spirits, I’m now reading a romance by Georgette Heyer, a new-to-me author who will be featured on The Classics Circuit in March. Even though my stop on the tour isn’t until March 16, I really needed some light fare, and These Old Shades is proving to be just that. I’m considering reading it in phases — using it as a pick-me-up now, and then finishing it closer to the date of my tour stop.
Here’s what I read in February; click on each cover to read my review:
Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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