So a strange week. It was my birthday – and we usually go away for my birthday, but this year, like everyone else, we were at home. 2021 is also messing with my brain in the same way that 2020 did, and I’ve been finding it really hard to concentrate on new books. When I’m in a mood like that, it’s almost a waste to read anything new – even stuff I’ve been looking forward to – like the new Stockwell Park Orchestra book – because I’m probably not going to appreciate it the way that I should/would normally. So instead I retreated to my happy place – and re-read some old favourite comfort reads – in this case the Amelia Peabody series, which I first read way back in the days before this blog and have come back to – in books and audiobook – ever since.
The House on Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams*
Shirley Flight, Air Hostess in Pacific Castaways by Judith Dale
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Slay Ride by Diane Vallere
The Palace Guard by Charlotte McLeod
Lumberjanes FCB 2020 by Various
A Slip of the Keyboard by Terry Pratchett
Continental Riff by Isabel Rogers
The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole
Murder on Mustique by Anne Glenconner*
Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden
The Beekeepers Apprentice by Laurie R King
Still not counting, still don’t care
Bonus photo: As I mentioned, it was my birthday last week and so this week’s photo is one of my presents – a stationery subscription box! Exciting times.
An * next to a book title indicates that it came from NetGalley. ** indicates it was an advance copy from a source other than NetGalley